Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refuelling Meridiana Airlines in Domodedovo
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel to Meridiana at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The airline has regular direct flights to the Italian cities of Cagliari, Olbia and Naples on Airbus A320 planes. Meridiana has become the thirteenth foreign airline that is refuelled by Gazpromneft-Aero in Domodedovo.
In the first 5 months of the year Gazpromneft-Aero supplied around 50,000 tons of aviation fuel to refuel foreign airlines in Domodedovo, which is the same amount as for the whole of 2013.
Gazpromneft-Aero Director General Vladimir Egorov noted: "In 2014 Domodedovo Airport has become one of the company's points of growth in terms of the volume of supplies to foreign airlines. This is yet another confirmation of the high quality of the company's fuel and the benefits of the long-term partnerships offered by Gazpromneft-Aero in all airports where it operates. Our long-term objective is to increase the share of foreign airlines fuelled both in Russia and abroad, which will help strengthen Gazpromneft-Aero's position on the international market for aviation fuel supplies."
Based on the results of 2013, Gazpromneft-Aero has confirmed its status as the leader on the Russian aviation fuel market in terms of retail sales volume. The total volume of the company's aviation fuel sales amounted to 3.4 million tons, of which more than 2.2 million tons were fuelled "in-wing" - up 16% from 2012. The company also has the largest distribution network in the Russian market, which includes 37 fueling complexes.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been carrying out aircraft refuelling and "into-plane" aviation fuel sales since January 1, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in supplying aviation fuel since December 2008.
Gazpromneft-Aero leads Russia's aviation fuel market in terms of retail sales volume. The Company operates at 44 Russian airports and uses technology in compliance with the highest IATA: Green fuel operations safety levels.