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Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport

Serving a region with a population of almost 2.5 million and the surrounding Balkan countries, by its feature of being the sole international airport in the rapidly growing Republic of Kosovo, the Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport (PIA) adds great value to the aviation sector and all organizations serving this sector both in Kosovo and the complete Balkan geography.

The Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport has been transferred to the Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC, 90 percent shares of which are held by Limak Investment and Limak Construction, on April 4, 2011 for a period of 20 years within the scope of the build-operate-transfer model, as per the Concession Agreement signed with the State of Kosovo on August 12, 2010.

The construction of the 110 thousand square meters apron and the new air traffic control tower, rehabilitation of the airport transportation roads, construction of the parking lot with a capacity of 1,750 vehicles, fuel tanks and connection roads have been completed within the scope of the realized investment, in addition to the new terminal building with an indoor area of 42 thousand square meters, implemented as an environment friendly and smart building with a modern architectural understanding, at international norms.

Limak Kosovo is also responsible for the management of the ground operations, plane fuel, cargo and RAT (runway, apron, taxiways) and their maintenance and repair, in addition to the terminal and parking lot management, at Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport.

Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport, where 35 airline companies, including Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Germania, Easyjet, Edelweiss, Adria Airways, Eurowings, Germania Flug, Austrian, Wizzair, Norwegian Air and Swiss Int’l Airlines, made regular flights in 2017, has a strategic importance in Central Europe by the connections it allows in airway transportation to many countries, such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, England, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Hungary and Denmark and its strong diaspora traffic. The 3 countries, to which the most flights are organized by the airlines operating at the airport, are Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport has appended its signature under a record by 1.9 million passengers in total in 2017.

Services have been offered to the airport passengers at international norms and high standards, and the revenues have also been increased especially with the new duty free, food and beverage and other commercial areas that have been taken into service together with the new terminal building, which is in operation for 4 years, as well as the 8.1 percent increase achieved in passenger traffic in 2017. In 2014, a new Business Lounge has been taken into service and customer satisfaction focused investments are continued.

On the other hand, Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport continues its services in line with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environment Management System and ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction Management System, and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standards, within the scope of the conducted quality and environment management and customer satisfaction studies.

Furthermore, Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport has been found worthy of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level +1 certificate by the Airports Council International (ACI) as a result of the Carbon Emission reduction studies that have been conducted in August 2016. The studies of Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport have been continued in this respect, and an early raise has been made in the Airport Carbon Accreditation to Level +2 by the Airports Council International (ACI) in 2017.

It is aimed to raise Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport to Level +3 (Optimization) in 2018 by the energy management and annual carbon reduction programs and continuous improvement methods.

 

LimakPort İskenderun

2017 has been an efficient year when significant increases have been achieved both in container and non-container load volumes at LimakPort İskenderun, the concession rights of which we have taken over for 36 years in December 2011.

LimakPort İskenderun actively connects to many ports by main vessels and feeder vessels and indirectly the entire world through the Maersk Line, APL, Arkas Line, CMA-CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Seago Line, Safmarine, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen, YangMing, Hamburg Süd, Zim Line, Tarros Line lines.

The occupancy rates in the available services are increasing regularly and in each quarter, and the increase rate in the services has reached 46% in 2017 as compared to the previous year. 68% of this increase has materialized in the feeder services and 24% in the main vessel services. LimakPort has exhibited an increase of 33% in dry load filled container imports in 2017 as compared to 2016 and continues to be preferred by customers with the offered import container advantages. The containers that arrive as imports are unloaded at the port or following delivery to the factory, then made ready for the demands of our exporters, in order to provide rapid support also to the exports leg of trade.

LimakPort has also been the choice of the customers in the CFS internal loading unloading operations, similar to container handling, with the created advantages and modern equipment and thus, the CFS operations have grown by 22% in 2017 as compared to 2016.

It is expected that new lines will start services and the available lines will start new services also in 2018. In this way, the port that has a very strong potential will offer the opportunity to reach all spots of the world by using almost all lines to the customers in its hinterland.

LimakPort qualifies as the first port where a Customer Services Department has been established, with the “Customer Focused Service” approach it has brought into the port operation sector in Turkey; and continues to create a difference with its service quality every day by its specialized, dynamic and innovative Customer Services team of 20 members.

The sales and marketing team ensures that new customers are added to the available customer portfolio of the port and Iskenderun region increases its share in the market, through the intensive promotions and discussions with all exporter and importer companies in the port’s hinterland.

LimakPort İskenderun has become one of the most modern and largest container terminals of the East Mediterranean by its annual TEU handling capacity of 1 million. The port operating over an area of 1 million square meters also qualifies as a deep water port by its 15.50 meters water depth, equipped with a breakwater providing full protection to the linear and long dock structures against adverse atmospheric conditions. Although LimakPort has been designed as a container-focused port serving with modern container handling equipment specially designed for the port and STS and RTG cranes, it is also the most important port of the region in Ro-ro, project cargo, bulk load and general cargo load operations with the comprehensive and versatile investment that has been made.

LimakPort is being adopted even further by the industrialists in our hinterland by its high service quality and customer-focused approach and has evolved into one of the indispensable ports of Eastern Mediterranean within a short period of time. Our goal to increase service quality, diversity and volume will be continued also in the coming periods.

 

Ankara High-Speed Train Station

The Ankara Train Station and Living Center (ATG), which is a joint investment by the Limak, Cengiz and Kolin Holding groups, has been taken into service on October 29, 2016.

There is a shopping center with a select store mix, a business hotel and leasable offices, in addition to the train station, at the Ankara Train Station and Living Center, which is a first in our country.

ATG, which qualifies as an environment friendly and LEED certified building with a contemporary and modern architecture, has a total area of 195 thousand square meters; the leasable area is 25 thousand square meters and the leasable office area is 4 thousand square meters. Ankara Train Station and Living Center, hosting 100 thousand visitors per day, aims to contribute in the Turkish economy also in the commercial sense, as well as the revolution it has made in transportation.

ATG, which is the first and sole project of its kind in Turkey, is transforming into an unrivaled location by its field of attraction, rather than being a transit passage point that is only open for use by train passengers, since it is located at the most central spot of the capitol, within a walking distance for 400 thousand Ankara residents with the in-city transportation network.

There are 6 railway lines and 6 platforms at ATG. It is the intersection point of all railways and high-speed train lines of our country.

ATG, which has created a new transportation style in the country, aims to offer transportation to all points in the city from a single center by a modern railway overpass connection to the historical commuter train station. Fast transportation with time savings will be offered together with shopping pleasure with the connection that will be made to the subway station. Furthermore, uninterrupted and comfortable transportation will be provided by a direct express railway connection to the Esenboğa International Airport.

ATG, which houses a variety of services such as VIP and CIP lounges, banking services, car rental spots, travel agencies, cargo companies, luggage storage stations, infirmary, continues to offer shopping and transportation with diversity and pleasure, by its 2,500 vehicles’ indoor and 90 vehicles’ outdoor parking space capacity.

The Ankara Hotel, within the ATG organization, offers an alternative for all kinds of meetings and organizations by 134 rooms in total, and a ball room with a capacity of 1,000 persons.

ATG qualifies as the world’s eighth and Europe’s sixth largest transportation complex.