Gazprom Neft has become the first Russian oil company to start refuelling scheduled flights for Aeroflot in China. Under this contract, Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation refuelling business, will be supplying 20,000 tonnes of aviation fuel per year in refuelling Aeroflot flights at Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou.
Gazprom Neft is already providing “wing-tip” refuelling services to Russian and international carriers at China’s largest 22 airports, with the company operating under a network supply agreement concluded with the country’s national fuel supplier, China National Aviation Fuel Group Corporation (CNAF). Gazpromneft-Aero saw a
Gazpromneft-Aero’s strategy envisages the further expansion of its international airport network, guaranteeing airlines timely refuelling and the highest possible service standards.
Gazpromneft-Aero CEO Vladimir Egorov commented: “International refuelling volumes for Aeroflot reached more than 90,000 tonnes of aviation fuel in 2018. This new agreement with Aeroflot — one of our strategic partners — will allow us to double sales volumes in China by the end of 2019. Gazpromneft-Aero sees considerable potential in the Asia-Pacific market, above all in China, due to growing tourist traffic between our two countries. Thanks to our cooperation with CNAF, we have put in place the largest international independent refuelling network in China. Longer term, we look forward to expanding our cooperation in refuelling at Chinese airports and in other countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, increasing our sales volumes and geographic range in supplying Chinese airlines in Russia”.Vladimir Egorov Gazpromneft-Aero CEO