Groundbreaking Ceremony of new Arrivals Terminal at Tbilisi International Airport
On June 27, 2016 TAV Georgia has started construction of the new arrivals terminal. Official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Georgia- Giorgi Kvirikashvili, President and CEO of TAV Holdings - Sani Sener, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development - Dimitry Kumsishvili, Management of TAV Georgia, foreign ambassadors, and other invited guests.
Prime minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili rewarded President and CEO of TAV Holdings, Sani Sener with Certificate of Appreciation, in Recognition of Outstanding contribution in Development of Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi and Georgian Aviation Market.
Construction of the new arrivals terminal will be completed by the end of 2017. This new complex will be integrated with the existing terminal building and is expected to increase Tbilisi International Airport’s terminal capacity to 3.500 000 passengers annually. The new arrivals terminal will occupy a total area of 12 000 sq. m. The project will create over 500 jobs during construction. The complex of the new arrivals terminal is a part of the infrastructure development investment program that also incorporates Tbilisi International Airport airside rehabilitation. According the project, TAV Georgia has undertaken to reconstruct of existing runway and taxiway system including the construction of additional five aircraft parking bays and new passenger boarding bridge.
Sani Sener, President and CEO of TAV Holdings – “TAV Georgia has significantly contributed to the economy and tourism of Georgia and it has played an important role in the development of the country for more than 10 years. TAV Holding has invested more than 100 million USD in Georgia during past years. We constructed brand new Tbilisi and Batumi International Airport terminals, and equipped it with infrastructure in accordance with the international standards.
Georgia is an unrivaled leader in the Caucasian region in terms of strategic and economic development and by construction of a new terminal the country gets a chance to become a vital hub in the region. I do believe that the mentioned project will make a huge contribution to Georgian aviation and Economic prosperity of the country as a whole“.