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 Airportsin 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’ shares.
TAV provided services to 575,000 flights and 72 million passengers in 2012.