Gazpromneft-Aero and Aeroflot have reached an agreement for refueling of the airline’s regular flights at nine airports outside Russia. As a result, Gazpromneft-Aero has now begun refueling of Aeroflot aircraft in Spain, Turkey, Thailand and South Korea.
The terms and conditions of the agreement call for provision of total 85,000 tons of fuel to Aeroflot via the foreign distribution network of Gazpromneft-Aero in 2014, exceeding levels in 2013 by 10 times.
Gazpromneft-Aero refuels Aeroflot aircraft abroad in partnership with direct suppliers of jet fuel, ensuring reliable deliveries on favorable terms.
The CEO of Gazpromneft-Aero, Vladimir Egorov, commented: "Our partnership with leading fuel suppliers on foreign fuel markets ensures that our customers obtain a consistently high-quality service when they need it, observing the pricing formulas in force at all airports where Gazpromneft-Aero is present. Development of cooperation with Russia’s biggest airline company — Aeroflot — is an important step towards achievement of the strategic objectives of Gazpromneft-Aero for increase of fuel sales abroad. Expansion of our partnership with the Russian airline leader helps to improve standards in jet fuel business inside Russia as well as enhancing the positions of Gazpromneft-Aero on the global market.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft specialized in aircraft refueling and ‘into-plane’ sales of jet fuel. The company has been in business since 1 January 2008 and became a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aircraft fuel supply in December 2008.
Gazpromneft-Aero is the Russian domestic leader by retail sale volumes of jet fuel and has presence at 120 airports outside Russia. The company is focused on further expansion of its foreign presence in order to guarantee refueling services to Russian airlines in time and at reasonable prices wherever they operate.
Aeroflot is the Russian air transport leader and a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance (the route network of the alliance comprises 1024 locations in 178 countries). Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers in 2012 (27.5 million including airline subsidiaries within Aeroflot Group).
Aeroflot operates 142 aircraft and is based at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.
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