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Gazpromneft-Aero enters US market

Gazpromneft-Aero has for the first time refuelled an aircraft in the United States of America, at Tucson International Airport, Arizona, USA, for Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

Gazpromneft-Aero's refuelling partner in North America was the international fuel service company, Associated Energy Group (AEG). Working with AEG enables Gazpromneft-Aero to create an efficient international jet fuel supply considering regional specificity.

The long-term co-operation agreement between the two parties states that jet fuel will be supplied between Gazpromneft-Aero and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, as well as fuelling the carrier's aircraft at other US airports.

"The United States is currently the global leader in air transportation, with over 15,000 airports. Entering the American market is an important step towards strengthening Gazpromneft-Aero's international position, enabling us to expand the network of airports available to our customers," commented Vladimir Yegorov, CEO of Gazpromneft-Aero.

Gazpromneft-Aero's geographic footprint now includes 85 airports around the world. The company plans to continue expanding its international airport network, which will enable it to provide air carriers with timely refuelling and an advantageous jet fuel pricing system.

Notes for editors
Gazpromneft-Aero is the industry leader in the Russian jet fuel market. The company has its own chain of refuelling facilities and is the biggest retail chain in Russia by total into-wing aviation kerosene delivered. The company has operated as an aircraft fuel provider and supplier of into-wing refuelling services since 1 January 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic aviation fuel supply partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since December 2008.