TAV Airports was
established as a joint venture between Tepe and Akfen groups in 1997 to build
and operate Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Today, the company has undertaken airport
operations in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Georgia and Latvia.
Being the leading airport operator
in Turkey and a global brand, TAV Airports operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara
Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Antalya Gazipaşa Airports in Turkey, as well as Medinah
Airport in Saudi Arabia, Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastır and Enfidha-Hammamet
Airports in Tunisia and Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia. The company also
operates the commercial areas in Latvia’s Riga Airport.
TAV has achieved a
great success in a relatively short period of time and gained an extensive
know-how on all fields of airport operations including construction. Through its
subsidiary companies, TAV also provides duty-free, food & beverage, ground
handling, IT, security and operation services in airports.
In 2006, the company reshaped its
organizational structure and grouped its airport operations and airport
construction projects under two different companies, TAV Airports Holding and
TAV Construction respectively. Following this reorganization, TAV
Airports Holding was offered to the public in February 2007. In 2012, French
company Aeroports de Paris acquired 38% of TAV Airports’
TAV provided services
to 575,000 flights and 72 million passengers in 2012.
On average 250 aircraft land and take off Ankara Esenboga Airport daily
this provides service to approximately 40 thousand passengers every day.
Approximately 20 international airlines are provided service at the
well-equipped Ankara Esenboğa Airport.
As the national and international center of political traffic in Anatolia
with a ten thousand year history, the capital city of Ankara is in the heart of
Turkey with its geographical location and function. Hosting several Western and
Eastern civilizations for centuries, today Ankara is an important city of trade
and industry as well as the heart of political affairs.
With its distinctive design and modern architecture, the Domestic and
International Terminal at Esenboga Airport which is the place where first
impressions for our country is given to foreign visitors represent the capital
where culture and art integrate with politics and tourism sector is growing
recently. TAV Airports provides service in the capital with its experienced and
cheerful personnel at all areas from car parking to security control and
check-in as well as cafes, duty-free shops and up to boarding point.
Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal constructed under
"Build-Operate-Transfer" model has been completed within a record
time; a year earlier than the committed completion date. Esenboga Airport
Domestic and International Terminal, which went into operation on October 16th
2006 with a capacity of 10 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand
Besides being the first airport in Turkey where domestic and international
terminals are designed to be in the same area, Ankara Esenboga Airport has also
the precedence of being the most modern airport in Europe. The facility that
enables passengers to access the terminal building from the car park through a
closed bridge helps passenger movement within the terminal without them being
affected from bad weather conditions.
Each luggage leaving the terminal is loaded onto the aircraft after being
checked thoroughly though 100% baggage screening with Explosive Detection
System (EDS) which has been in use since the Domestic and International
Terminal at Ankara Esenboga Airport was put into operation and luggage arriving
at the terminal reaches to passengers within 3 minutes via latest technology
used in baggage system.
One of the main characteristics of the architectural design is that the
terminal is lit by natural day light throughout the day.
In 2007, environmental friendly “Cogeneration Station” is put into use at
Ankara Esenboga Airport. The terminal generates its own electricity through the
cogeneration system which is not a common system in Turkey compared to Europe,
therefore is affected from power cuts at a minimum level and fulfill its
quality service mission.
Cogeneration system allows power generation form natural gas which provides
cheaper and safer electricity. In addition, Wastewater Heat Recycling System
within the cogeneration station supports the terminal’s heating system during
winter months while the ABS Chiller System in the Recycling System supports the
cooling of the terminal during summer. Therefore, savings are achieved in
natural gas to be used for heating and in electricity used for cooling. This
system also increases the system efficiency as well as reducing the carbon
emission that occurs through heating and cooling.
With recent domestic and international direct flights by airlines companies
from Ankara, Esenboga Airport has now become a gate for Anatolian people to fly
to rest of the world. There has been a 18% increase recorded in passenger
traffic by the end of 2013 with direct flights to 25 international destinations
at 14 countries.