TAV Airports pays lease of $174,647,444 + VAT to DHMI
TAV Airports has paid $139,877,444 + VAT for the operation concession of the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and €28,975,000 + VAT for the operation concession of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport; a total of 174,647,444 USD + VAT to the State Airports Authority. At the ceremony held to commemorate the event, TAV Airports President & CEO Sani Şener presented two symbolic checks for the lease payments of the two airports to Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan.
TAV Airports, Turkey’s global brand in airport operations, paid 174,647,444 USD + VAT in total for the lease on the entrance gate of Turkey, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, the magnet of the Aegean Region, to DHMI. During the ceremony the symbolic checks were presented to Transportation, Maritime Affairs, and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan by TAV Airports President & CEO Sani Şener. DHMI General Manager Orhan Birdal also attended the ceremony.
Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan stated: “Such a leasing amount is being issued when public and private sector collaboration hit the top. Turkey is one of world’s leading countries in public and private sector collaborations. DHMI solely has realized 18 similar projects. The government will earn a share of $8 billion. The share has been more than $2 billion up to now. We are gathered today for TAV’s leasing payment. Let’s consider TAV example solely. TAV is a global leading company in the business of airport construction and operations. People say “Turks built the airport, Turks operate this airport” during our negotiations held in many countries. We are all proud of that. Public and private sector collaboration is of high importance for us and we will continue achieving projects by these collaborations. The passenger number showed 13.2 percent rise in December 2014, when compared to December 2013. The total passenger number was around 150 million, which increased to 166 million in December 2014. Turkish Aviation industry is attaining growth in every aspect despite the recession in the world and Europe.”