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Istanbul Ataturk Airport chosen the ‘Best Airport’ in Geneva

Istanbul Ataturk Airport operated by TAV Airports was chosen the “Best Airport” in Southern Europe as the result of surveys carried out by Skytrax.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport operated by TAV Airports Holding received the “Best Airport” award in Southern Europe at “The World’s Best Airports Awards 2013” organized by Skytrax, a leading Research Group based in London. During the ceremony held in Geneva, Sweden which was participated by the leaders of the aviation sector, the award was presented to TAV Airports Strategy and Business Development Director Serkan Kaptan by Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted.

TAV Airports Strategy and Business Development Director Serkan Kaptan said “We are proud to be chosen the “Best Airport” in the Southern Europe region by Skytrax at The World’s Best Airports Awards 2013 for Istanbul Ataturk Airport which we operate as TAV Airports; now a global airport operator. Receiving such a prestigious global award is an indication of our progress in realizing our goals and raising our bar through our perfectionist approach and consistency. As TAV Airports, we are also happy to be fulfilling our mission of representing our brand and country in the global platform by receiving this international award that is a great interest for the global aviation sector.

Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted congratulated Istanbul Ataturk Airport for the good performance it showed in this year’s surveys.
Skytrax World’s Best Airports Awards was assigned in accordance with the results of 12.1 million surveys carried out at 395 airports worldwide. The grading was made as a result of surveys questioning passengers at airports for 39 different airport services including duty-free, security and transfers. Last year's winner Barcelona El Prat Airport was awarded the second place whilst Madrid-Barajas Airport became the third in the “Best Airport” in Southern Europe category which Istanbul Ataturk Airport received the first prize for.