Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

 Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia
                                    by 50%

  PR Newswire

  ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft's aviation fuel business , has
increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50%
since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to
entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular flights
with Lufthansa, Air China and SAS airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow.

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Currently Gazpromneft-Aero also refuels the aircraft of Star Alliance Group
airlines at the Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg
and Emelyanovo Airport in Krasnoyarsk .

Before the refuelling of Air China, Lufthansa and SAS airlines began, the
Gazpromneft-Aero fueling complex at Sheremetyevo international airport was
inspected by representatives of the Star Alliance Group. The experts confirmed
that the fueling complex had both a high level of operating safety and strong
environmental safeguards, providing for refueling of aircraft without

The General Director of Gazpromneft-Aero, Vladimir Egorov stated: "I am sure
that cooperation with the Star Alliance Group Airlines - the largest aviation
alliance in the world - will both support the improvement of domestic
standards of aviation fuel supplies and strengthen the position of
Gazpromneft-Aero on the international market."

"We are happy to continue the strong business relationship with
Gazpromneft-Aero, which has been growing steadily over the recent years" said
Torsten Luft, Vice President of Lufthansa.


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.  


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