Istanbul based TAV Airports Holding, a global player in airport operations, posted revenue of €503m and EBITDA of €195m in the first half of 2016. Consolidated revenue dropped 1% while net profit downed 64% compare to last year. See table below for TAV Airports Key Performance Indicators with data compare to same period last year.
TAV Airports Holding Executive Board Member & CEO Sani Sener stated “Due to increasing number of terror attacks, the global aviation sector is going through tough times.
From our experience in 14 countries and 65 airports around the world, we know that recovery from one-off security shocks is fast. We operate in a resilient sector that reacts to crises with fast recoveries. We have experienced this many times in the past.
The passenger weakness manifested itself especially in the second quarter but still the overall passengers increased 3% YTD in our portfolio. In this background, the passenger mix in Istanbul Ataturk Airport has shifted more towards transfer passengers with Origin and Destination (O&D) passengers showing more sensitivity to security risks. In this environment, we have completed the extension gates in Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the runway and taxiway rehabilitation works in Tbilisi Airport.
Words can't express how saddened we are by the loss of our employees and passengers who lost their lives in the heinous attack on our airport. I extend my deepest condolences to their families and loved ones. In the aftermath of attack all members of the TAV Airports family acted very professionally and opened the airport to operation in a very short amount of time. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to all members of the TAV Airports family who showed their support and solidarity in very trying times. We will work together and do our best to heal ourselves and continue serving our passengers as best as we can“.