TAV: Monastir Airport Will Remain Open And Continue Serving Passengers

TAV: Monastir Airport Will Remain Open And Continue Serving Passengers

TAV Airports will maintain its operations at both Monastir Habib Bourguiba and Enfidha-Hammamet Airports in Tunisia in which it has invested 550 million Euro. Studies are ongoing regarding improvement of employees rights and 570 additional workers have been employed recently. TAV Airports President & CEO Mustafa Sani Şener held a press meeting in the capital city Tunis and refuted any and all rumors that Monastir Habib Bourguiba Airport is to be closed. In March 2007, the Tunisian Ministry of Transport announced TAV Airports as the winner of the bid to operate Monastir Habib Bourguiba and the BOT project of the Enfidha Hammamet International Airports, both for 40 years. TAV Airports has invested 550 million in Tunisia backed by reputable global financial institutions such as the IFC, a member of the World Bank group, and the Pan African Fund for the Development of Infrastructure, at a time when the world economy was in the midst of a severe economic crisis. TAV Airports Holding President & CEO Mustafa Sani Şener stated that “During the world financial crisis when most companies were canceling their investments and laying off workers, TAV Airports has continued to invest in the future of Tunisia. We have not dismissed any of our employees; instead we have hired 570 extra workers...” Şener also added that “We know that airports are the showrooms of countries; foreign visitors make their first impression of a country when they arrive at the airport as well as their final impression when they leave. TAV Airports has employed the state-of-the-art IT systems in Monastir airport and is committed to keeping it operating at international standards. The company has also dedicated its global expertise and know-how in Enfidha; one of the best Airports in South Europe and Africa, a major contribution to the tourism sector of Tunisia.” Şener also remarked, “The new--and very much deserved--democratic atmosphere that is prevailing now in Tunisia will certainly offer all of us the opportunity to work more efficiently towards the achievement of better results for the Tunisian tourism sector... TAV, through its operations at both Monastir Habib Bourguiba and Enfidha-Hammamet Airports is strongly determined to play a major role towards this end. Under TAV operations and with its internationally proven expertise and the dedication of its entire staff, Monastir Habib Bourguiba and Enfidha-Hammamet Airports will be two outstanding complementary gateways to Tunisia.” Under TAV management, Monastir Habib Bourguiba and Enfidha–Hammamet Airports will constitute two attractive complementary points for air travelers to and through Tunisia for the excellent services provided by their operating company and the outstanding performance and expertise of all their staff. About TAV Airports TAV Airports is the leading airport operator in Turkey as well as one of the major players in world airport construction and operations. TAV Airports operates Istanbul Atatürk Airport (one of the busiest airports in Europe), Ankara Esenboga Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Antalya Gazipasa Airport in Turkey, the Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha Airports in Tunisia, as well as the Skopje and the Ohrid Airports in Macedonia. TAV Airports also has diversified businesses in other branches of airport operations; such as duty free sales, food and beverage services, ground handling services, information technologies, security and other commercial area operations. TAV Airports serves 420 thousand flights and 48 million passengers on average per year. TAV Airports provides an unparalleled passenger experience through its subsidiaries which strive to meet every need that can be expected from an airport. There is no room for error, confusion or indecision in airport operations, where the pace is frantic 24 hours a day. Armed with this awareness, TAV Airports Holding serves its customers with experienced and cheerful staff at every point; from the parking lot to security screening, from check-in to cafes, from duty-free shops to the boarding gates.

Covid19: Travel Safe

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.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

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.

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.

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.

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 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

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

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

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.

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.