TAV takes over the operation of Milas-Bodrum Airport
MUĞLATAV Airports has said it will now operate the international terminal of Milas-Bodrum Airport, a major tourism destination in Turkey, in addition to its domestic terminal in a press release on Oct. 22.
As winner of the tender held last year for a bid amount of 717 million euros plus value-added taxes, TAV will operate Milas-Bodrum Airport until 2035.
TAV Airports, the leading global brand of Turkey in airport operations sector, was awarded the tender held by the State Airport Authority (DHMİ) and started operations at the domestic terminal in October 2014.
“Milas-Bodrum Airport connects one of Turkey’s most significant tourism centers to the rest of the world with an annual passenger capacity of almost 4 million. After we have taken over the operation of domestic terminal, we achieved a 16 percent increase in the annual passenger capacity. Now, we will endeavor to deliver such a performance at the international terminal. Today, the products and services of TAV are in use at 70 airports in 16 countries. We believe that Bodrum will become the fourth largest city in Turkey within the next 15 to 20 years. By increasing the direct flights to the international terminal in close collaboration with local authorities and players of tourism industry, we are planning to make Bodrum a center of attraction which will be popular for all 12 months of the year,” said TAV Airports President & CEO Sani Şener.
As one of the busiest airports of the Aegean Region of Turkey, Milas-Bodrum Airport was opened to international traffic in 1997. Located within the borders of Muğla province, the airport is situated between Milas and Bodrum, two important cities of ancient Caria region. Furthermore, it plays a very significant role in transportation to tourism centers such as Didim, Kuşadası, Söke of the Aydın province as well as Muğla.
Milas-Bodrum Airport served a total of 3,412,000 passengers, of which 1,975,552 passengers were hosted at its domestic terminal and 1,437,000 passengers were welcomed at its international terminal at the end of September 2015.