Gazpromneft-Aero concludes new agreement for refuelling airBaltic flights in Paris and Barcelona

Gazpromneft-Aero and Latvian national airline airBaltic have concluded a new agreement on the refuelling of the carrier’s scheduled flights at Charles de Gaulle (Paris) and El Prat (Barcelona) international airports. Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, will manage the refuelling of airBaltic flights abroad in partnership with aviation fuel direct suppliers including France’s Air Total and Spain’s Galp Energia.

Gazpromneft-Aero also currently provides refuelling services to airBaltic planes at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, and Pulkovo airport, St Petersburg. The Gazpromneft-Aero refuelling network delivered more than 11,000 tonnes of aviation fuels for airBaltic flights in Russia and abroad in 2015, a 28-percent increase on 2014.

Vladimir Egorov, CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero, commented: “We are keen to develop collaboration with international airlines, providing them with fuel and high-quality services not just in Russia, but abroad. Gazpromneft-Aero has been fine-tuning its operating procedures throughout its own refuelling facilities, implementing international service standards. In addition to which, collaboration with direct suppliers of aviation fuels — leaders in their local markets — means we can guarantee our clients a consistently high level of service and timely refuelling at more than 160 airports worldwide.”

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Gazpromneft Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been providing aircraft fueling services and selling aviation fuel at airports since January 1, 2008. Since December 2008, Gazpromneft Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel supply. Gazpromneft-Aero is the leading aviation fuel supplier on the Russian market in terms of its retail sales. In its operations, the company utilizes technologies that classify as “green,” meaning that they meet the highest fueling operations safety level.

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, with a 99.8-percent shareholding. The airBaltic fleet consists of 24 aircraft — 12 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015.