Gazpromneft-Aero and Yamal Airlines have signed their first ever agreement for the refuelling of the air carrier’s flights abroad. The contract will run for the duration of the 2016 summer season. Refuelling operations have begun at the international airports of Rimini (Italy), Podgorica and Tivat (Montenegro), Heraklion (Greece), and Catania (Sicily), to which Yamal Airlines flies direct from Moscow and St Petersburg. Total volumes of fuel supplies to November 2016 are expected to exceed 2,500 tonnes.
Gazpromneft-Aero undertakes aviation refuelling services for Yamal Airlines in partnership with national aviation fuel suppliers ENI (Italy), Jugopetrol (Montenegro) and EKO (Greece). Gazpromneft-Aero plans to further expand cooperation with the aviation carrier in the future.
Yamal Airlines is currently expanding its international route network to Europe’s most popular tourist centres.
Vladimir Yegorov, CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero, commented: “Consistent with traditionally higher demand for air travel in the summer season, Gazpromneft-Aero is set to expand cooperation with air carriers at international resort airports. Commencing international refuelling operations with Yamal Airlines opens up a new stage in the history of our partnership. Collaborating with fuel suppliers — leaders in the local refuelling market — directly means we can guarantee our clients a consistently high level of service.”
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 refuelling operations safety level. The Gazpromneft-Aero international network currently includes more than 160 airports worldwide.
Established in 1997, Yamal Airlines is the main carrier throughout the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Tyumen Oblast. The company’s fleet comprises both domestic and internationally produced aircraft.