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TAV Airports at Routes' “Routes Mediterranean Development Forum”; the heart of Mediterranean tourism...

TAV Airports took part in the Routes Mediterranean Development Forum, held for the first time in Antalya by Routes, one of the most important forums attended by leaders in the industry and followed closely by the global aviation sector. TAV Airports attended Routes Mediterranean with stands representing Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports. The forum was held regionally for the first time to bring together businesses in the tourism sector in the Mediterranean.

Holding the World Route Development Forum regionally for the first time in Antalya, the Routes Mediterranean Development Forum, held from February 13th-15th, brought together businesses in the tourism sector, airport operators and airline representatives. Stands promoting Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports, operated by TAV, were on display at the forum, which represents a further development in the aviation and tourism sectors in Mediterranean countries. The event took place with the attendance of 350 delegates representing aviation and tourism authorities from throughout the Mediterranean.

TAV Airports Holding Operations Director Murat Ornekol remarked, "The Routes Mediterranean Development Forum, which this year was held in our country by Routes, brought together the businesses of tourism and pioneers of the aviation sector from many Mediterranean countries. The Routes Forum is one of the most prestigious events in the global aviation sector. As TAV Airports, we are representing Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports at two separate stands. The huge interest our stands have attracted prove that the airports operated by TAV are the most important crossroads of the tourism sector in addition to illustrating the significant potential of the sector itself." Ornekol also highlighted that TAV Airports continues striving to bring the Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports to a central position within the tourism sector in the Mediterranean and that the positive feedback they received from authorities regarding their attractive pricing policies are an indication of their sound strategy in promotion and marketing.

A large number of delegates from airport operators, tour operators, airline representatives, civil aviation authorities and leaders of the aviation sector from 35 Mediterranean countries attended Routes Mediterranean, where TAV Airports represented the Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports; both locations with high tourism potential. Information on Tunisia Enfidha and Antalya Gazipasa Airports was distributed to attendees through catalogues and promotional brochures.

In 2010 TAV Airports received the “Distinction Award” for Istanbul Atatürk Airport at the Routes 16th World Route Development Forum, where representatives of the tourism and economy sectors from hundreds of countries met with approximately 300 airports and 80 airline companies. Istanbul Atatürk and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airports, operated by TAV, were amongst the top four in the Southern Europe Region category at the competition, where 280 airports were in contention. Airports which had a positive impact on airline companies through their marketing activities and on the airline companies’ improvement planning were awarded. Istanbul Atatürk Airport was presented the distinction award for the Southern Europe Region among awards distributed by geographical category.

About TAV Airports

Turkey’s leading airport operator, TAV Airports operates Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboga airports, the International Terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Antalya Gazipasa Airport in Turkey. Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastır and Enfidha Airports in Tunisia and Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia are also operated by TAV Airports abroad. TAV Airports also operates in other areas of airport operations such as duty free, food and beverage services, ground services, IT, security and management services. The company, together with its subsidiaries, provides services to approximately 420 thousand flights and 48 million passengers each year.

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