TAV Airports is a success story built on the accumulation of knowledge, experience and creativity gained in airport operations, one of the world’s most challenging sectors. TAV’s history started in 1997 with the tender for the Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal. TAV Airports Holding was established as a joint venture between the Tepe and Akfen groups, who won the tender. Having grown to become a great success story within a very short period of time, TAV soon became a global brand in airport construction projects as well as airport operations; a brand new area, thanks to its know-how, highly skilled human resources and advanced technology. Having gone through a restructuring process in 2006 in line with its goals, TAV re-organized its “operational” and “construction” activities under TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction. Following this re-structuring process, TAV Airports Holding was opened up for public offering in February 2007. In May 2012, 38 percent of TAV Airports’ shares was sold to Aéroports de Paris.
Today, TAV Airports, Turkey’s leading brand in the global airport operations sector, operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Gazipaşa-Alanya airports in Turkey. The Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hammamet airports in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia, Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia are also operated by TAV Airports. Having undertaken the operation of the Milas-Bodrum Airport domestic terminal in July, 2014, TAV Airports will take over the operation of the international terminal beginning in the final quarter of 2015. The Holding also operates in other areas of airport operations including duty-free, food and beverage, ground handling services, IT, security and operation services. As part of these diversified services TAV Airports also operates the duty-free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. In 2014, the company provided services for 743,000 flights and 95 million passengers.
On average 280 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
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 20
million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area.
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
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.