Gazpromneft-Aero has entered into a long-term agreement with Lufthansa to provide refuelling for the company’s cargo aircraft at Yemelyanovo International Airport (Krasnoyarsk). This has allowed Gazpromneft-Aero to increase monthly refuelling for the Lufthansa group in Russia by 80% from February 2014.
In 2013, more than 7,600 tonnes of fuel were supplied to the Lufthansa group. Gazpromneft-Aero currently provides fuel at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport for the scheduled flights of Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Air Dolomiti, all operated by Lufthansa. The long-term agreement for refuelling at Domodedovo was concluded in September 2013.
“I am sure that working with Lufthansa, one of the leaders of the international aviation industry, will promote the improvement of national standards in the field of aviation fuel services and strengthen Gazpromneft-Aero’s position on the global market”, commented Vladimir Yegorov, CEO of Gazpromneft-Aero. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with one of the major international airlines, and we are ready to expand our cooperation at Russian airports.”
“Gazpromneft-Aero proposed a long-term agreement for aviation fuel supply based on a price-setting formula, which allowed us to optimize our costs in Russia. We are delighted with how our collaboration is developing”, commented Thorsten Luft, Vice President of Lufthansa.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft. The company has been carrying out aircraft fuelling operations and selling ‘into-plane’ aviation fuel since 1 January 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel services since December 2008.
Gazpromneft-Aero leads Russia’s aviation fuel market in terms of retail sales volumes. The company operates at 44 airports in Russia. The company uses technology which ensures that it attains the very highest level of safety in fuel operations from IATA: Green.
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