TAV and Fraport extend Antalya Airport concession by 25 years

The TAV Airports and Fraport JV made the highest bid for the operating rights of Antalya Airport until the end of 2051. The JV will increase the annual capacity of the airport to 80 million passengers with an investment of approximately 765 million Euros.

TAV Airports and Fraport joint venture gave the highest bid in today’s tender held in the Turkish capital Ankara, for the development and operation concession of Antalya Airport, the largest tourism destination in the Mediterranean.

The JV bid 7.25 billion Euros for the concession rights to operate the airport between January 2027 and December 2051. A quarter of this sum will be paid upfront to the Turkish State Airports Authority (DHMI). Vnukovo-INTEKAR Yapı JV participated to the tender alongside TAV-Fraport JV.

The two companies are already co-managing the airport through their existing operational JV as part of a concession agreement, which is due to end in December 2026.

TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Şener said, “As TAV, we focus only on the airport industry. Together with our partner Fraport, we led a successful operation for the last three and a half years in Antalya, which is the largest tourism destination in the Mediterranean. Antalya reached its historical high in passenger traffic during this period. Amid the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are confident that Antalya will grow further with its natural and cultural riches and its developed tourism infrastructure. We plan to begin the investment to realize the necessary capacity increase in the airport at the earliest possible time. Today, we once again reiterate our commitment to invest in Türkiye and our confidence in the future of the Turkish aviation market. As partners, we will use our extensive know-how to further realize the potential that Antalya offers.”

Fraport AG’s CEO Dr. Stefan Schulte said, “We delivered a convincing bid backed by our many years of successfully operating and developing Antalya Airport as one of the world’s premier tourism hubs. Together with our partner TAV, we look forward to continuing this dedication to customer service, innovation and operational excellence in the decades to come.”

The TAV-Fraport JV will invest approximately 600 million Euros in the first phase and approximately 765 million Euros in total, in order to increase the capacity of the airport to 80 million passengers annually, which is more than double the existing capacity.

As part of the agreement, Terminal 2 will be enlarged to cover 190 thousand sqm from the current 82 thousand, to serve as the new main international terminal. Simultaneously, the domestic terminal will be expanded to 78 thousand sqm from 37 thousand. In 2040, a 70 thousand sqm international terminal will be opened.

An additional 1 million sqm of apron area will be built and the number of parking positions will increase to 181 from 106, while the number of passenger bridges at the terminals will increase from 20 to 38. A new multi-storey carpark will have a heliport on its roof, which will be able to accommodate eight helicopters. New general aviation and cargo terminals will be built together with access roads to divert the traffic from the main passenger access. The investment will be completed within three years, without interrupting the ongoing operations.    

First opened in 1960, Antalya Airport served 35.7 million passengers in 2019.

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 the 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.


About Fraport AG

Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange, MDAX) is one of the leading players in the global airport business. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 31 airports worldwide. More than 182 million passengers in 2019 used airports in which Fraport has at least a 50 percent stake. Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fraport’s majority-owned Group airports welcomed only 52 million passengers in 2020. In fiscal year 2019 (Dec. 31), Fraport AG generated revenue of €3.7 billion and profit of some €454 million. Revenue reached €1.7 billion, while profit decreased to minus €690.4 million in fiscal 2020.


For further information:

TAV Airports: Erhan Üstündağ, +90 212 463 30 00/2097 and +90 530 228 80 59, erhan.ustundag@tav.aero

Fraport: Dieter Hulick, +49 69 690-66249, d.hulick@Fraport.de