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TAV opens two lounges in New York JFK

TAV Operation Services opened two lounges at John F. Kennedy Airport, the busiest international gateway in North America. The company plans to serve more than 200 000 passengers annually.

A subsidiary of TAV Airports, TAV OS operates 90 lounges in 28 countries and the latest addition to its portfolio is the “primeclass” lounges at New York JFK International Airport. The company will operate two lounges –one in Terminal 1 and the other in Terminal 4. Spanning an area of 773 square meters, the two lounges will provide services to more than 200 thousand passengers annually 

TAV Airports CEO&President Sani Sener said, “Leaving out Istanbul Ataturk, our revenue for the first half of 2019 reached EUR 345 million, with a 9% increase. In addition to our airport operations, TAV Operation Services and its lounge business had contributed significantly to this growth.  Today, TAV OS welcomes around 8 million passengers annually, to 90 lounges it operates in 28 countries. In 2020, the company aims to provide services to more than 10 million passengers in 110 lounges in 30 countries. We are proud to be a preferred brand in the US –the largest aviation market globally.”

JFK Terminal 1 passengers already started to enjoy Primeclass experience and expecting to welcome passengers from Air China, Azerbaijan, Cayman, China Eastern, Japan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Norwegian, Saudia and Turkish Airlines.

Air India Primeclass Lounge in Terminal 4 currently serves Air India and Egypt Air passengers and expecting to partner with Avianca, Copa, Caribbean, Hainan, Kuwait and South African Airlines.

Passengers can have access to both lounges via LoungeMe. Priority Pass, Lounge Key, Diners Club, Dragon Pass cardholders as well as Lounge Buddy customers will soon have access to both lounges as well.

The busiest international hub in North America and one of the four airports that serve the NYC area, JFK served 61.6 million passengers in 2018, of which 33.5 million international passengers.

About TAV Airports

TAV Airports maintains its leading position in the airport operations sector in Turkey. TAV Airports operates Antalya, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Gazipasa Alanya, Milas Bodrum and Antalya Airports in Turkey as well as Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hamammet Airports in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia, Medinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia. TAV Airports is also active in other areas of airport operations including duty free, food and beverage, ground handling, IT, security and operation services. Within the same context, TAV Airports also operates duty free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company provided services to one million flights and 152 million passengers in 2018.

For further information: Erhan Ustundag, +90 212 463 30 00/2097 and +90 530 228 80 59,