TAV Airports will operate the airports in Macedonia
TAV Airports Holding has won the tender for three airports in Macedonia, one of the leading centres in the Balkans: Alexander the Great in the capital Skopje, St Paul the Apostle International Airport in Ohrid and the New Cargo Airport in Shtip. The government of Macedonia announced that the tender, which comprises the operation for 20 years of Alexander the Great in Skopje and of the St Paul the Apostle International Airport in Ohrid, as well as the construction of the New Cargo Airport in Shtip, was won by TAV Airports Holding.
TAV Airport Holding, which has become a regional brand in airport operations, as well as a global company thanks to its performance quality, has just achieved a great success by winning the tender for three airports in Macedonia: Alexander the Great in the capital Skopje, St Paul the Apostle International Airport in Ohrid and the New Cargo Airport in Shtip. According to the clauses of the tender, TAV Airports Holding will be responsible for the operation of Alexander the Great in Skopje and of St Paul the Apostle International Airport in Ohrid and for the construction of the New Cargo Airport in Shtip.
M. Sani Şener, CEO, TAV Airports Holding said: “We are happy that we will be operating an airport in Europe; we have achieved great success in a project that we had been following up for a long time. TAV Airports Holding already operates airports in the Middle East, in Caucasus and in North Africa and the tender for Macedonia will mean the opening of doors onto Europe. Another important aspect for us is that with the operation of the airports in Macedonia TAV Airports Holding fulfils its objective of “10 airports in 10 years”. We are proud to have prematurely achieved our objectives.”
The preliminary tender was also won by world giants such as Hochtief (Germany), “Egis-Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (partnership between France and Great Britain), but TAV Airports Holding was the only company to bid and to fulfil all conditions in the last stage. In 2007, Alexander the Great in the capital Skopje and the St Paul the Apostle International Airport was used by 680,000 passengers. TAV Airports Holding aims for an increase in passengers and in airlines in the airports it will operate. Modernisation work including infrastructure is also foreseen for the airports.
An international player in the field of airport operations in the Middle East, North Africa and the Caucasus, TAV Airports Holding operates the Domestic and International Terminals of Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboğa Airports and the International Terminal of the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport in Turkey, while abroad it operates the Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia and the Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport in Tunisia. TAV Airports Holding also holds the operation rights to the Antalya Gazipaşa Airport, as well as the Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport in Tunisia.