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Gazprom Neft starts refuelling aircraft at the UK’s Birmingham Airport

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has increased its sales network to now cover 300 airports in 72 countries worldwide — the UK’s Birmingham Airport marking this milestone with its first ever refuelling of a Ural Airlines cargo flight. Birmingham Airport is also the 86th European airport at which Gazpromneft-Aero offers “wing-tip” aircraft refuelling services.

Gazpromneft-Aero holds a leading positions in the Russian aviation refuelling market in terms of direct sales, and is represented throughout all major Russian and international airports. The company’s clients cover more than 150 carriers including Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, S7, Royal Flight, Volga-Dnepr and others. The company services Russian and international airlines abroad in collaboration with domestic fuel suppliers. Q1 2021 results show the company sold more than 22,000 tonnes of aviation fuel in refuelling cargo and cargo-passenger flights at international airports, exceeding 2020 and 2019 figures 2.6- and 3.8-fold, respectively.

“We have the most extensive international coverage of all Russia’s aviation refuelling operators in terms of ‘wing-tip’ refuelling, covering 300 airports. But we are not reducing the pace of development, and plan to expand our international network still further — allowing us to deliver a five-fold increase in overseas sales and join the world’s Top-10 aviation refuelling companies. We offer our clients high quality service, as well as bespoke digital solutions guaranteeing reliability and efficiency in refuelling operations. We were the first company in Russia to launch our own ‘Smart Fuel’ blockchain platform, requiring no advance payments and facilitating instant settlements on completion of aircraft refuelling — thereby increasing efficiency in air transportation.”
Vladimir Egorov
Vladimir Egorov Director General, Gazpromneft-Aero