On Tuesday, an official said thatTurkish airport builder and operator TAV would build a new terminal at AlmatyInternational Airport in Kazakhstan that will cost around $162 million (EUR 150million).
A deputy chief executive officer atTAV Airports, Serkan Kaptan announced that at present company is building thenew facility in the existing Airport in Almaty covering an area of 55,000square meters (13.6 acres). This statement was declared after a meeting betweenTAV officials and President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who arrived inthe biggest city of the country on May 12.
In the mid of 2022, the terminal isexpected to be operative and will serve around six million passengers in ayear. Officials believe that with the completion of this project, KazakhAirport will turn into the biggest air terminal in Central Asia.
According to the agreement, which costthe organization $415 million, TAV Airports and its consortium accomplice VPECapital gained 100 percent of the shares of the air terminal and relatedorganizations. Simultaneously, TAV Airports' offer in the construction will beno under 75 percent.
After TAV Airports consented to anoffer buy arrangement on May 8 to purchase the Almaty-based air terminal, thedeclaration was revealed.
Situated in the southeastern piece ofKazakhstan, Almaty International Airport is the biggest air terminal in thenation with a traveler limit of around 6 million travelers every year. Kazakhstan'snational air transporter Air Astana, just as Bek Air, SCAT Airlines, and QazakAir, use Almaty as their headquarters.
Set up in 1935, the air terminalpositions 6th among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nations as faras generally speaking traveler traffic. Starting in 2019, the setting served6.4 million travelers, which is 13 percent more than in an earlier year, justas over 64,000 flights. What's more, the air terminal dealt with 70,000 tons offreight in 2019.
In 1998, following a runway recreationAlmaty air terminal was granted a CAT II endorsement and the status of auniversal air terminal. Presently, the air terminal is just accepting a coupleof inbound trips because of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus in the nation.
Authorities from the Turkish TAV seeAlmaty as a deliberate intersection along with China's Belt and Road venture,associating China-Central to West Asia. Kazakhstan drives Central Asia infinancial development and produces generally 60% of the locale's GDP, whileAlmaty is the biggest city in the nation controlling 20% GDP of Kazakhstan.
According to the statement on thewebsite, the President and CEO of TAV Airports Sani Sener said:
“We are happy to add Almaty airport,which is the main transit hub between Asia and Europe to our portfolio.”
He also added:
“We believe there is a significantpotential for growth in Almaty Airport, and drawing upon our extensiveknow-how, we’ll work towards realizing this potential to the fullest.”
TAV Airports offers coordinated typesof assistance in every aspect of air terminal tasks, including food and drink,ground taking care of, duty-free, IT, private security, and business regionmanagement. Almaty Airport will be the fifteenth air terminal in TAV'sworldwide network.