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Fraport extends Antalya Airport concession by two years


The Turkish government has agreed to extend Fraport’s management concession for Antalya Airport by two years to the end of 2026 and to defer its annual concession fee for 2022 to 2024.

The global airport operator says that the agreement will help the Fraport TAV Antalya joint venture to relaunch Antalya Airport on a steady course, “maintaining continuity during such a critical time in aviation”.

For more than two decades, Fraport AG notes that it has been a dedicated and reliable partner in managing and developing Antalya Airport (AYT).

It adds that over the course of the concession, it has attracted more airlines and routes, and enhanced the passenger experience.

Indeed, Antalya has become the international gateway to Turkey’s largest and most important tourism region – and one of the leading destinations in the Mediterranean.

Fraport says that it looks forward to the opportunity of continuing its Antalya partnership in the decades ahead, noting that recovery from the Covid-19 related traffic losses requires continuity and commitment, along with time and patience from all stakeholders.

The airport welcomed a record 35.5 million in 2019 but saw that figure drop by 73% to about 9.7 million last year due to the impact of the global pandemic.

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