YDA Group is among the few group of companies in the world, which offers integrated service delivery in the fields of consultancy, project development, financing, building and operations in the field of aviation.
Having won the General Directorate of State Airports Authority’s (DHMI) Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) tender for the building and operation of the International Terminal of the Dalaman Airport in 2003, the YDA Group has increased the International Terminal’s annual passenger capacity to 10,000,000 (ten million) and aircraft parking capacity to 35 since it started operating the Airport in 2006.
Dalaman International Airport has been awarded many domestic and international awards including the “AR Awards for Emerging Architecture”, and earned a place in aviation literature as the 13th most beautiful airport worldwide in 2007.
The YDA Group has gained an important position in the aviation sector owing to major aviation projects in addition to the Dalaman International Airport, such as the Aktau International Airport it operates in Kazakhstan; and the Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine, Hatay International Airport, and Diyarbakır International Airport it has successfully constructed; as well as Turkish Airlines HABOM, one of the few aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul centers of the world.
Massive Investment Exceeding EUR 1 billion
YDA Group won the tender organized by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) of 7th March 2014 for the operating rights of the Domestic and International Terminals of the Dalaman International Airport for 26 years by placing the highest bid.
Having won the operating rights of the Domestic and International Terminal of the Dalaman Airport with its bid of EUR 705 million + VAT, YDA Group further concluded a EUR 162 million Investment Loan Agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and UniCredit Bank for the construction of a New Domestic Terminal at the Dalaman Airport, which is carried out through international project finance. This is a massive investment exceeding EUR 1 billion for the Dalaman International Airport, which includes EUR 250 million for the construction of a new terminal building, and EUR 831.9 million for the transfer of the 26-year operating rights of the domestic and international terminals.
Award-winning Project to Change the Face of Dalaman
The new Terminal Building of the Dalaman International Airport was selected the best project in the “Best Industrial/Logistic Building” category at the Sign of the City Awards 2016, organized as an incentive to the Turkish construction and real estate industry. The architectural design of the new terminal building of the Dalaman International Airport bears the signature of EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture, the designer of the International Terminal Building built and operated since 2006 by the YDA Group. The Project draws attention as it changes the face of Dalaman. With Dalaman and its surroundings drawing ever more investment in tourism, the area is becoming a center of attraction in the eyes of domestic and foreign tourists alike and the current technical infrastructure is insufficient to respond to the current and potential demand. The New Terminal Building is therefore expected to meet the growing need and foster innovative potential in industries such as tourism, logistics, agriculture and food in the region.