Gazpromneft–Aero, the operator of Gazprom Netf’s aviation fuel business, has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular flights with Lufthansa, Air China and SAS airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow.
Currently Gazpromneft–Aero also refuels the aircraft of Star Alliance Group airlines at the Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg and Emelyanovo Airport in Krasnoyarsk.
Before the refuelling of Air China, Lufthansa and SAS airlines began, the Gazpromneft–Aero fueling complex at Sheremetyevo international airport was inspected by representatives of the Star Alliance Group. The experts confirmed that the fueling complex had both a high level of operating safety and strong environmental safeguards, providing for refueling of aircraft without limitations.
The General Director of Gazpromneft–Aero Vladimir Egorov stated: “I am sure that cooperation with the Star Alliance Group Airlines – the largest aviation alliance in the world – will both support the improvement of domestic standards of aviation fuel supplies and strengthen the position of Gazpromneft–Aero on the international market.”
“We are happy to continue the strong business relationship with Gazpromneft-Aero, which has been growing steadily over the recent years.”, – said Torsten Luft, Vice President of Lufthansa.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary. It has been operating as a provider of aircraft refueling and into-plane supply services since 1 January, 2008. Since December 2008, Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in aviation fuel supplies. As per the volume of retail trade, Gazpromneft-Aero holds the leading position in the Russian aviation fuel market. In its operating activities, the company uses technologies ensuring compliance with the highest security status for fuel operations: Green.
Star Alliance includes 28 partner airlines and offers the widest transport network in the world: 1329 destinations in 194 countries, 21,900 daily flights.
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