Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has entered into a contract with Air France on refuelling scheduled flights at Belgrade Nicola Tesla Airport, Serbia. Total refuelling volumes under this contract are expected to reach more than 2,000 tonnes of aviation fuel every year. Refuelling at Belgrade International Airport will be undertaken in partnership with NIS — a Gazprom Neft subsidiary in Serbia.
Gazpromneft-Aero is already refuelling planes at Sheremetyevo International Airport (Moscow) as part of its partnership with Air France, under a two-year agreement signed in 2018. The carrier’s refuelling volumes at Sheremetyevo reached more than 11,000 tonnes in 2018.
Vladimir Egorov, CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero, commented: “Increasing refuelling volumes for major airlines at international airports is one of the key areas in developing Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business. In line with the company’s long-term strategy, Gazpromneft-Aero is expecting to become one of the world’s top-10 aviation fuel suppliers. We are expanding our geographic presence, internationally, offering refuelling and online services in line with international standards in aviation refuelling. Developing a long-term partnership with Air France at airports in Russia and abroad meets objectives under Gazpromneft-Aero’s long-term strategy in further consolidating its position among the world’s leading aviation fuel suppliers.”Vladimir Egorov CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero
Gazpromneft-Aero’s clients currently include more than 80 international carriers. The company refuels aircraft at 200 international and more than 60 domestic airports.
Gazpromneft Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been providing aircraft refuelling services and selling aviation fuel at airports since 1 January, 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. The company’s operational activities are fully compliant with the highest safety standards in fuelling operations: Green The company provides aviation refuelling services at more than 260 airports throughout 66 countries.
The NIS Group (NIS) is one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in south—east Europe. Its principal activities include exploration, production and refining, and the production and sale of a wide range of petroleum products, as well as the implementation of energy projects. The company’s main shareholders are Gazpromneft (56.15 percent) and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.