TAV Airports Holding was founded in 1997 in Istanbul as a joint venture of the Tepe and Akfen Groups. After being awarded the tender for the Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal the following year, the Company completed the construction work in two years and began its 10-year story in 2000 when the terminal commenced service.
It has been 10 years since the initiation of this project, which was one of the first examples of the "Build-Operate-Transfer" model in airport operations in the world and which revealed the modern face of Turkey to the world. Since that first project, TAV Airports Holding has evolved into an unprecedented success story through its know-how, experience and creativity. Thanks to its highly qualified human resources and advanced technology, TAV is now a global brand both in airport construction and airport operations projects.