TAV Latvia Opens the Renovated Commercial Areas at Riga Airport

On 5 March the Turkish company ATU at Riga Airport opened a new shopping area of 1307 m2 with 15 shops.


At the opening event Mr Ersan Arkan, Head of ATU, said that more than two million euros or 1.4 million lats had been invested in the renovation and modernisation works.


Mr Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of the airport, pointed out that due to entrusting of the commercial space to the private operator the airport’s non-aviation income had reached approximately 57 percent of total revenues, which allowed the airport to offer the airlines good quality service for competitive prices.
 

Mr Aivis Ronis, Minister of Transport, stressed that cooperation of Riga Airport and TAV Airports Holding was a good example of cooperation between Latvia and Turkey. Thanks to the Turkish company, the airport develops in the right direction to become a major air traffic hub in the region with a potential of becoming a big transit centre.
The reconstruction and modernisation of ATU tax-free shopping area was implemented jointly with the airport operator TAV Airports, Unifree and Gebr. Heinemann.


Facts:
TAV Airports in 2010 won the tender on the management Riga Airport tax-free area and commenced its reconstruction in January 2011.
ATU DUTY FREE is an international duty-free operator chain established in 2000 as a strategic partnership between TAV Airports Holding, Unifree Duty Free A.S. and Gebr. Heinemann. It is the sole duty free operator of the Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara airports in Turkey, Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia and Riga International Airport in Latvia.
TAV Group has accomplished major construction projects in Istanbul ( Ataturk Airport), Ankara (Esenboga Airport), Izmir (Adnan Menderes), Antalya (Gazipas) in Turkey, in Tibilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, in Monastir and Enfidha-Hamammet in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia as well as the commercial area at Riga International Airport.
 

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