TAV Airports Chairman Hamdi Akın and Chief Executive Officer and President Sani Şener presented a symbolic cheque of €143,400,000 to Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan during the ceremony held. A symbolic key of Milas Bodrum Airport was presented to the TAV executives.
Underlining that projects executed by private sector was admired by the whole world, Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan thanked TAV and added: "These projects achieved through private sector without spending a cent from the government’s pocket are sources of pride. We will continue to have Built-Operate-Transfer projects. This is the first payment for the operating rights of Bodrum Milas Airport. This is a significant amount. I thank TAV executives very much."
TAV Airports CEO and President Sani Şener stated "We are glad that we issued the 20 per cent advance payment for our 14th TAV operated airport, which is an important hub as it is close to the tourism capital candidates of our country, today" regarding the payment. As a company that invests all of its revenues coming from airport operations to the development of the aviation industry, we will work by using all of our 'know-how' in order to develop Milas Bodrum Airport. We will continue to directly and indirectly contribute to our country's economy."