April 10, 2019 - Turkish TAV could be a company that will take long-term leases at the airports in Podgorica and Tivat, CdM says.
For the time being, TAV has shown the most significant interest in long-term leasing of airports in Montenegro. This Turkish company manages the airports in Skopje and Ohrid, and in cooperation with the French companies, the "Franjo Tuđman" airport in Zagreb.
The TAV airport in Skopje took over a concession in 2012 for a 30-year investment in this airport of 110 million euros and 10 million euros in Ohrid.
However, not even seven months after the public hearing, the Montenegrin Government has not yet considered the concession act, because it was returned due to the defect. It was announced several times that this document would be found in front of the prime minister and ministers, but this has not happened until today.
One of the reasons is that SD Social Democrats demanded to remove a few, as they claim, significant deficiencies that still exist in concessionary documents. As CdM says unknowingly, the SD may differ with specific coalition partners about certain solutions, but differences in the context of legality must not be, as it is not a zone where co can be made.
The TAV company build the airport in Tunis in two years and manages it. Also owned by the same companies are airports in Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara, Izmir, Gazipsa near Alanya), Georgia (Tbilisi) and Tunisia (Monastir). TAV is managed by Macedonian airports (Skopje and Ohrid) as well as the airport in Riga (Latvia).
The airport concession is not news in the region. It was done by Albania in 2005 with the airport in Tirana and Croatia with the airport in Zagreb. The list of airports in the surroundings, which are under concessions, extends to Ljubljana, Pristina, Skopje, and the Bulgarian Varnas and Burgas. Last spring, this was done by Serbia with the Nikola Tesla aerodrome in Belgrade - a contract with the Vancy Airports corporation was signed for 25 years.