Skytrax names Medina the “best regional airport in the Middle East”

Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia ranks first as the best regional airport in the Middle East at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021. The other airports in TAV’s portfolio –Zagreb, Tbilisi and Riga- are among the top 10 best airports in the Eastern Europe region.

A member of Groupe ADP, TAV have four airports among the Skytrax World Airport Awards lists this year.

TAV Airports COO Kursad Kocak said “Today we’re operating 15 airports in eight countries and together with our subsidiaries, our global footprint reaches 92 airports in 26 countries. Thanks to our integrated business model, we are present at each and every step of the passenger journey. Consequently, we’re able to closely monitor the needs and expectations of our passengers and provide innovative solutions. We’re proud to receive the Skytrax award, which is a strong indicator of the service quality, with Medina Airport.”

TAV Airports undertook the build-operate-transfer project of Madinah Airport, the first airport privatization project in Saudi Arabia, together with its consortium partners and began operations in 2012. A new terminal was built with an investment of approximately USD 1.2B, which became the first LEED-certificated building in the MENA region.

TAV holds the operating rights of the airport until 2037. Mainly serving Hajj and Umrah passengers, Medina Airport welcomed 8.4 million pax in 2019.

The World Airport Awards began in 1999, when Skytrax launched its first global, Airport customer satisfaction survey. They are regarded as a quality benchmark for the world airport industry, assessing customer service and facilities across over 500 airports.

About TAV Airports

TAV Airports provides integrated services in all areas of airport operations, with a global footprint at 92 airports in 26 countries. 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.

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