ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Gazpromneft-Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, has started to provide refuelling services for regular Aeroflot flights at one of the largest airports in the world - in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This has allowed the company to double its monthly refuelling volume in the UAE since July this year, to 400 tons per month at present.
Currently the Gazpromneft-Aero aviation refuelling network includes seven airports in the most important tourist and business centres of the UAE. Refuelling in this country is carried out in accordance with an agreement signed between Gazpromneft-Aero and ENOC (the Emirates National Oil Company) in 2013 for aviation fuel supplies to its network. The agreement provides for guaranteed supplies of Russian customers of Gazpromneft-Aero at UAE airports, as well as ENOC customers at airports serviced by Gazpromneft-Aero in Russia and the CIS.
"We highly value our strategic partnership with ENOC, which has made it possible for Gazpromneft-Aero to offer Russian airlines the best terms for aviation fuel supply in the UAE. Expansion of our refuelling business abroad is one of our company's priorities. Recently we have had considerable success in this area, developing long-term relations with the largest Russian air carriers and cooperating with leaders in the area of aviation fuel supply throughout the world", Gazpromneft-Aero General Director Vladimir Egorov said.
"Start of refuelling Russian national carrier Aeroflot in Dubai was an important step in developing our cooperation with JSC Gazpromneft-Aero," ENOC marketing Sr. Manager Farid Al Bastaki said.
"We can guarantee high level of quality services and on-time refuelling for Russian airlines in UAE and also we confirm our interest to reciprocally refuel UAE airlines in Russia through our strategic partner JSC Gazpromneft-Aero."
Gazpromneft-Aero is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary. The Company has been refuelling aircraft and conducting "into the wing" aviation fuel sales since January 1, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel supply since December, 2008. As of the end of 2014, the volume of aviation fuel sales abroad amounted to 290,000 tons, up 32% from 2013. In line with the Gazpromneft-Aero strategy, the company plans to expand its international sales network up to 200 airports by 2025.