Gazpromneft Aero expands its presence in China
Gazpromneft Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has begun refuelling regular flights operated by I-Fly from two new locations in China: Xi’an and Shenyang. This development means that the company now has a presence in a total of eight airports in the country. Gazpromneft Aero also carries out refuelling services in Tianjin, and has operations at airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya, Haikou and Xiamen.
I-Fly operates out of Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. Under a year-long contract, the airline will be supplied with more than 10,000 tonnes of aviation fuel.
Gazpromneft Aero plans to further expand its international network of airports, enabling it to guarantee airlines swift refuelling at optimal prices. The company currently supplies fuel to more than 20 Russian and international airlines in 154 airports located across more than 50 countries.
“Increasing our presence in Russia and abroad is a strategic priority for Gazpromneft Aero. The development of our partnership with China forms part of our company’s plans, and we are steadily increasing our presence in the country. In every airport where Gazpromneft Aero operates, we invariably guarantee high quality fuel and service to our partners”, said Vladimir Egorov, General Director of Gazpromneft Aero.
“We have begun to supply fuel for I-Fly routes in China, which marks an important step in our cooperation together. Gazpromneft Aero has been a reliable fuel provider for us in Russia and abroad since 2013,” said I-Fly General Director Georgy Bautin. “I-Fly now faces the task of increasing the number of routes it operates in order to meet market demand, and we are glad that Gazpromneft Aero, our strategic partner for fuel provision, is prepared to offer us comprehensive support in this endeavour.”
Gazpromneft Aero is a leading aviation fuel supplier to the Russian market, and has been in business since 1st January 2008, specialising in aircraft refuelling and the “wing-tip” supply of aviation fuels. Gazpromneft Aero has been an aviation-fuel strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since December 2008. In 2015, Gazpromneft Aero reached the landmark figure of one million tonnes of into-wing fuel delivered outside Russia since the company’s founding.
I-Fly is a Russian carrier operating out of Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. The company has been operating flights since 2009, with services to leading tourist destinations, including Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Egypt, China, UAE and Thailand. The company’s fleet includes Boeing 757-200 and Airbus 330‑300 long-haul aircraft.
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