TAV Airports has taken over the operation of the international terminal at Milas-Bodrum Airport in Turkey under a €717m (US$792m) contract that will run until 2035. The company already operates the domestic terminal at the airport.
TAV Airports president and CEO, Sani Şener, stated, “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 four million. After we took over the operation of [the] domestic terminal, we achieved a 16% increase in annual passenger capacity. Now, we will endeavor to deliver such performance at the international terminal.
“We will utilize our know-how to carry Bodrum to the position it deserves. We believe that Bodrum will become the fourth largest city in Turkey within the next 15-20 years. By increasing the direct flights to the international terminal in close collaboration with local authorities and tourism industry players, we are planning to make Bodrum a center of attraction which will be popular for all 12 months of the year.”
Being 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, and served a total of 3,412,000 passengers in September 2015.