German airport operator Fraport has joined forces with TAV Airports Holding to donate €1m to the victims of the recent earthquake in Turkey.
Fraport and TAV work closely together in the Turkish market as the operating consortium of Antalya Airport. The joint venture partners are each donating €500,000. Talks with the Turkish authorities are underway to determine where the money is needed most urgently.
Fraport is also encouraging its staff to make donations to help the victims of the earthquake. Employees can donate money via the charitable aid organisation Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help. Fraport will then double this amount.
“Many of our employees have Turkish roots or family in the country. The fate of the people in the aftermath of this natural disaster is affecting us all deeply,” said chairman of the works council Hakan Bölükmese. “It is important to us to send a signal from the workforce to the affected regions. That is why the works council is also appealing to employees to donate.”
Fraport has been active at Antalya Airport for over two decades. The airport operating concession, which it continues to share with TAV, was renewed in 2022 for a further 25 years.