Turkey's Tekfen plans to bid for Maldives airport

Thursday, 1 April 2010 16:16

A Turkish airport construction and management corporation is eager to take part in a project to upgrade an international airport in the Maldives, a company statement said.

A Turkish airport construction and management corporation is eager to take part in a project to upgrade an international airport in the Maldives, a company statement said on Thursday.

Turkey's Tepe-Akfen-Vie Airports Holding Corporation (TAV) has decided to cooperate with Aeroports de Paris Management (ADPM) in a tender to upgrade the Male International Airport in the Maldives.

TAV received specifications for the airport upgrade tender on January 25, 2010. "Our company will cooperate with ADPM in the project," the statement also said.

Established in 1997, as a joint venture between Tepe and Akfen Groups following their successful bid for the Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal Contract, TAV has undertaken the construction and operation of three major airports in Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airports) and the Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Enfida and Monastere Airports in Tunisia and with over 11,000 employees TAV is realising projects at world class.

TAV Airports Holding has 12 companies, it is operating in ground handling services, operation services, duty free shops, food and beverage services, IT and security services, which are complementary to airport operations.

TAV Airports serve 285,000 flights by 300 airline companies every year, with 27 million passengers on average. With this capacity, TAV Airports is among the leading airport operators in the world.

In February 2007, it made 18.4 percent of its shares public.

Aeroports de Paris builds, develops and manages airports including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. Aeroports de Paris is Europe's second-largest airport services group in terms of airport revenues and the European leader for cargo and mail.

In 2008, Aeroports de Paris Group had revenues of ?2,527 million, and the company handled 87.1 million passengers.

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