Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, and SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji, one of Turkey’s leading suppliers of aviation fuels, have concluded an agreement on refuelling partner airlines of SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji at those airports at which Gazpromneft-Aero operates.
Pursuant to this agreement, Gazpromneft-Aero gave SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji access to its airport network throughout Russia with effect from June 2017, and has begun refuelling operations for Pegasus Airlines at Tolmachevo International Airport (Novosibirsk). Total volumes of aviation fuel supplies are expected to reach 1,100 tonnes per year.
Vladimir Egorov, CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero, commented: “Tourism air traffic between Russia and Turkey is showing a gradual recovery. Our total deliveries to Turkey in the first half of 2017 reached 13,000 tonnes of aviation fuel, a three-fold increase year-on-year. Cooperation with SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji marks a crucial step in developing Gazpromneft-Aero’s international business, which will help further strengthen our position in a region in which we have been operating since 2010, as well as increasing the supplier pool. Going forward, we hope to further expand our cooperation with SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji in refuelling its clients at airports in Russia and at those CIS airports at which Gazpromneft-Aero operates, as well as in refuelling Russian airlines at airports in Turkey.”
Said Alp Karahan, International Sales Director, SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji, added: “Cooperation with Gazpromneft-Aero is of major importance to us. We are joining forces to offer our clients a wider network and higher service quality in aviation refuelling, facilitated by long-term relationships between our two countries. We have every confidence that this new agreement will lead to broader and more encompassing collaboration between our two companies, on all possible business areas, in the future.”
Gazpromneft Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been providing aircraft refuelling 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 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 offers aviation refuelling services at more than 200 airports throughout 60 countries.
SOCAR Turkey Petrol Enerji is a subsidiary of SOCAR Azerbaijan. SOCAR is an integrated oil company, involved in oil and gas exploration and development, oil refining, and retail sales of oil products for automotive, sea and river transport. SOCAR is one of the market leaders in oil product sales in Turkey.