Gazpromneft-Aero Expands into Jordanian Jet Fuel Market
Gazpromneft-Aero has started aircraft jet fueling in Jordan. In particular, the first fueling of a Transaero aircraft was performed at the King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba) on June 6. In the framework of the new project, Gazpromneft-Aero associates with World Fuel Services and Jordan Petroleum.
“Jordan is the sixth international direction that Gazpromneft-Avia has developed over the last year. Aggressive growth of the company’s presence in the external jet fuel markets proves efficient ties of partnership with both Russian air carriers and overseas fuel companies”, - Gazpromneft-Aero General Director Vladimir Egorov pointed out.
Currently, Gazpromneft-Aero fuels Russian aircrafts in Tunis (Monastir), Thailand (Bangkok), Egypt (Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada), Turkey (Antalya and Dalaman), China (Beijing), and Jordan (Aqaba). Development of promising directions like Central Asia and Western Europe is projected for the near future.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft operating in the sphere of aircraft and wing fueling from January 1, 2008.
Currently, Gazpromneft-Aero is the major jet fuel supplier within the territory of the Russian Federation. The company operates an own network of jet fueling complexes. In 2009, Gazpromneft-Aero became first among peers in terms of volume of aviation kerosene retail sales.
Gazpromneft-Aero’s development strategy till 2020 envisions setup and expansion of an own network of modern fueling facilities. By 2012, Gazpromneft-Aero expects to occupy 18.5 per cent of the Russian jet fuel market, while the Company’s retail sales should hit 1.5 million tons of aviation kerosene per year. By 2020, the Company plans to establish a network of over 20 jet fueling facilities in both Russian and overseas airports.
In December 2008, Gazpromneft-Aero entered into a strategic partnership in the sphere of jet fueling with International Air Transport Association (IATA).