TAV voices interest in airports in Muğla

TAV voices interest in airports in Muğla

TAV voices interest in airports in Muğla

Turkish airports operator TAV’s CEO Sani Şener has said the company is interested in the tenders for Milas-Bodrum and Dalaman airports. DHA photo

Turkish airports operator TAV is interested in operating two airports in the Aegean province of Muğla, which accommodates some of country’s top holiday resorts, the CEO of the company has said.

“We will join the Milas-Bodrum airport tender,” TAV CEO Sani Şener told Reuters, speaking at a meeting organized by the Turkish Institutional Management Association in Istanbul yesterday.

Turkey’s airport authority, the General Director of State Airports Authority (DHMİ), announced yesterday it launched a tender for the operational rights of the domestic and international terminals of the Milas-Bodrum airport that serves one of Turkey’s most-developed and compelling holiday spots, Bodrum.

“It’s a small airport, I haven’t examined the file yet, but we are interested in both Milas-Bodrum and Dalaman airports,” Şener said.

Both located in the southeastern province of Muğla, Dalaman airport’s annual capacity is 8 million while Bodrum’s is 7.6 million.

The DHMİ had announced the Dalaman and Bodrum-Milas, along with the Samsun and Nevşehir-Cappadocia airports, will be transferred to the private sector, in compliance with the “lease-transfer” model of public financing.