Gazpromneft-Aero Launches Aircrafts Fueling in Turkish Airports
Starting from the new tourist season, Gazpromneft-Aero has started fueling aircrafts of Russian carriers in Turkish airports. In particular, the first aircraft fueling of a Transaero aircraft was performed on April 26, and on May 2, a Sibir aircraft was fueled in the airport of Antalya. Besides, since the start of May Gazpromneft-Aero has started fueling aircrafts in the Turkish airport of Dalaman. The project is implemented within the framework of partnership relations between Gazpromneft-Aero and the Turkish Petrol Ofisi A.S.
Gazpromneft-Aero started its expansion through overseas jet fuel markets in 2009. Currently, the company operates in the sphere of Russian aircrafts fueling in Tunis (Monastir), Thailand (Bangkok), Egypt (Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada), and Turkey (Antalya and Dalaman). Development of promising directions like China, Central Asia, Middle East and Western Europe is projected for the near future.
“Gazpromneft-Aero carries on an efficient international business in the sphere of jet fueling, first of all, in the interest of Russian citizens, and aims at extension of cooperation with Russian and overseas aviation market players”, Gazpromneft-Aero General Director Vladimir Egorov pointed out.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft operating in the sphere of aircraft fueling 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.