CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero has began “fuelling the wings” of the aircraft of one of the largest Russian air carriers – Transaero – at Domodedovo airport in Moscow.
This is yet another step in the implementation of the cooperation agreement between JSC Gazprom Neft and JSC Transaero Airlines that was made on 23 July 2008 in St. Petersburg. In accordance with this agreement, Gazpromneft-Aero fuels Transaero’s aircraft in airports in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, and Tomsk.
“The fuelling of aircraft under direct contracts between air carriers and oil companies eliminates middle-men and leads to lower prices for aviation fuel and the lowers the cost of flights. CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero plans to continue working on signing agreements directly with airlines – in airports in Moscow, and around the country” – said Alexander Dyukov, the Chairman of the Management Board at JSC Gazprom Neft.
"The effectiveness of our cooperation with Gazprom Neft enables Transaero to systematically lower the price of tickets for its passengers” – said the Director General of the air carrier, Olga Pleshakova.
CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft and was founded in January 2008. The company’s main line of business is the sale of aviation fuel that is produced at JSC Gazprom Neft’s oil refineries and the operation of fuelling facilities at airports in the Russian Federation.
The company includes five subsidiaries that own retail assets: LLC Toplivno-zapravuchnya Kompaniya Severo-Zapad in the St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo, LLC Gazpromneft-Aero Murmansk, LLC Gazpromneft-Aero Tomsk, LLC Gazpromneft-Aero Bryansk, and LLC Gazpromneft-Aero Sheremetyevo. The company also operates JSC Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary, CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero Novosibirsk at the Tolmacheva airport.
CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero’s development strategy till 2020 envisions the development of its own network of modern fuelling facilities. By 2012, the company’s retail sales should hit 1.4 million tons of aviation kerosene per year. By 2020, the company plans to have over 20 fuelling facilities located in Russian and foreign airports.
JSC Transaero Airlines began flying in 1991. It ranks second in passenger turnover and third in the number of passengers flown in the Russian Federation. Transaero is the leader in the industry in the pace of its long-term steady development. Over the past 6 years, the airline’s passenger turnover has increased by more than 12 times.
Transaero has, by absolute figures, for the second year in a row, been the leader among Russian civil airlines for growth in traffic volume. The airline company has the largest fleet of long haul aircraft in Russia. Transaero flies more than 70 routes in Russia, and also in countries in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.