ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
From September 2013 Gazpromneft-Aero achieved a 60% increase of its monthly delivery of jet fuel to foreign airline companies at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Indicators increased as the result of signing new, long-term contracts with 6 airline companies: Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti, and Thai Airways. In the first eight months of 2013, Gazpromneft-Aero supplied airline companies with more than 19,000 tonnes of jet fuel, which is twice the volume of what was supplied for all of 2012.
The company already provides jet fuel supply service for Emirates daily flights, including refuelling the largest airplane in the world - the Airbus A-380. Summarising the results of their collaboration Emirates awarded Gazpromneft-Aero their Certificate of Appreciation, and in August 2013 the airline company extended its contract for jet fuel supply service until 2015.
Vladimir Yegorov, General Director of Gazpromneft-Aero observed: "We very much value our partnership with the world's largest airline companies, and we are prepared to increase our collaboration in airports throughout Russia. I am certain that working with the leaders in the international aviation industry will enable us to improve the standards for the jet fuel supply service sector within Russia, and also strengthen the positions of Gazpromneft-Aero on the international market."
Gazpromneft-Aero is a Gazprom Neft's subsidiary. Since December 2008, Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in jet fuel supply service. As per the volume of retail trade, Gazpromneft-Aero holds the leading position in the Russian jet fuel market. In its operating activities, the company uses technologies ensuring compliance with the highest security status for fuel operations: Green. Direct delivery of the fuel from Gazprom Neft oil processing factories means we can guarantee the necessary volumes of jet fuel and also offer the best pricing.
According to the company's strategy, by 2025 Gazpromneft-Aero will increase jet fuel sales volume to 5.3 mln tonnes. The main fuel volume will be sold from its own refueling complexes, which will be increased to 58 by 2025. The global sales network will be expanded to 220 airports, and will have more than a 30% share of the Russian market.