History

History

TAV Airports is a success story in the aviation industry, written with know-how, experience and creativity.
The company’s history dates back to 1997, when it was established to develop and operate Istanbul Atatürk Airport, one of the first examples of BOT projects in the world. This venture, reflecting the contemporary image of Turkey, has also became the first concrete step of TAV's success story.
TAV evolved into a global brand in airport operations, thanks to its know-how, highly skilled human resources and advanced technology. Having gone through a restructuring process in 2006 in line with its goals, the company re-organized its “operation” and “construction” activities under TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction. Following this reorganization, TAV Airports was presented for initial public offering in February 2007. In May 2012, Groupe ADP became the majority shareholder of TAV Airports. 
TAV Airports provides integrated services in all areas of airport operations, with a global footprint at 91 airports in 26 countries. A member of Groupe ADP, TAV Airports is part of the leading airport management platform globally. Through its subsidiaries, TAV is active in airport service businesses, including duty-free, food and beverage, ground handling, IT, private security and commercial area management. The company is quoted on Istanbul Stock Exchange.

About TAV Georgia

“TAV Georgia ” is a daughter company of “TAV Airports Holding”. It started its operation in Georgia in 2005 year and will continue its activity until 2027 year as per the agreement in effect. Having made the investment worth over 180 million USD in Georgia, new passenger terminals of Tbilisi and Batumi airport were commissioned in 2007 year. The design of Tbilisi International Airport provided for construction of a new terminal, car park, improvements to the apron, taxiway and runway and acquisition of ground handling equipment. As for Batumi International Airport – it was entirely designed and constructed by TAV Georgia LLC.
Thanks to multimillion investment made in many different countries, long term experience in airport operations and efficient management TAV Georgia has become one of the most reliable, stable and dynamic company in Georgia. Thus, modern infrastructure of Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports and high quality service allows best possible conditions for passengers so that to feel themselves safe and what is most important enjoy maximum comfort.

 

Covid19: Travel Safe

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyor systems are disinfected frequently.

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.
Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.0 C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lost & found Office is located right next to the baggage claim area in the Arrivals hall.
For detailed information please click: www.mof.ge
Smoking is allowed only at designated smoking areas at the airport
Each airline has different procedures for domestic animals. You must inquire about this with your airline company. Most airlines do not accept birds and rodents into the cabin. These types of animals may travel in the cargo section of the aircraft. There is a restriction on the number of domestic animals accepted into the cabin.
We recommend passengers to be at the airport 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to their flight.
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It is located in the middle of the Arrivasl & Departures Hall of the terminal, where qualified doctors are ready to provide medical assistance 24 hours a day.
Phone: +955 32 310 345 / +995 32 310 467
Information regarding customs procedures can be found at: www.rs.ge