History

History

TAV Airports is a success story in the aviation industry, written with know-how, experience and creativity.

The company’s history dates back to 1997, when it was established to develop and operate Istanbul Atatürk Airport, one of the first examples of BOT projects in the world. This venture, reflecting the contemporary image of Turkey, has also became the first concrete step of TAV's success story.

TAV evolved into a global brand in airport operations, thanks to its know-how, highly skilled human resources and advanced technology. Having gone through a restructuring process in 2006 in line with its goals, the company re-organized its “operation” and “construction” activities under TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction. Following this reorganization, TAV Airports was presented for initial public offering in February 2007. In May 2012, Groupe ADP became the majority shareholder of TAV Airports. 

TAV Airports provides integrated services in all areas of airport operations, with a global footprint at 91 airports in 26 countries. The company operates 15 airports in eight countries –Turkey, Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Latvia, Saudi Arabia and Croatia. A member of Groupe ADP, TAV Airports is part of the leading airport management platform globally. Through its subsidiaries, TAV is active in airport service businesses, including duty-free, food and beverage, ground handling, IT, private security and commercial area management. The company is quoted on Istanbul Stock Exchange.