JSC Gazpromneft-Aero, Aeroflot Celebrate Increased Cooperation in 2013
ST PETERSBURG, December 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
The outgoing year saw a significant increase in cooperation between Aeroflot and
Gazpromneft-Aero. As expected, in 2013 the total volume of “in-wing” refueling of Aeroflot
aircraft carried out by the company – the operator of the Gazpromneft jet fuel business
[http://www.gazprom-neft.aero/en/business ], will exceed 410,000 tons of jet fuel, up 18%
This significant growth was achieved due to the company opening an alternative
refueling complex (RFC) at Sheremetyevo International Airport in 2013. The
Gazpromneft-Aero refueling complex at Sheremetyevo
[http://www.gazprom-neft.aero/en/company/regions/subsidiary/sheremetevo ] airport currently
has the most up-to-date and environmentally friendly infrastructure in Russia.
In addition to Moscow, Gazpromneft-Aero refuels Aeroflot aircraft at its own refueling
facilities at airports in Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Tomsk and at Bishkek airport
(Kirghizia). These RFC have passed inspections by the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) and refuel aircraft without any restrictions.
In addition, Gazpromneft-Aero provides refueling for Aeroflot planes in partnership
with direct suppliers of jet fuel in Belgrade (Serbia), Riga (Latvia) and Ho Chi Minh City
Aeroflot is interested in reducing the cost of jet fuel by diversifying supplies and
finding the most effective forms of cooperation with suppliers. Direct supplies from
Gazpromneft refineries can guarantee the necessary volume of fuel, as well as transparent
pricing conditions for the carrier.
Gazpromneft-Aero occupies the leading position on the Russian jet fuel market in terms
of retail sales. Gazpromneft-Aero is currently represented at 120 airports worldwide. The
company’s jet fuel business strategy calls for the further expansion of the international
network of airports that provide Russian carriers with timely refueling and optimum prices
for jet fuel.
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.
AEROFLOT is the leading Russian air carrier and is a member of the global SkyTeam
alliance. The alliance’s consolidated route network covers 1024 destinations in 178
countries. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers and, if Aeroflot Group
airlines are taken into account, this increases to 27.5 million.
Aeroflot won the prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award for the second
time in 2013, in the category “Best Airline in Eastern Europe”.
Website: aero.gazprom-neft.ru/en/ [http://aero.gazprom-neft.ru/en ]