Posted on: 02 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
For the next two years, Gazpromneft-Aero will refuel airBaltic’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft flying between Riga and Moscow Vnukovo International Airport at the Moscow Air Hub (MAH).
airBaltic began its five-times weekly service between the two destinations in November.
This is the second agreement concluded between Gazpromneft-Aero and airBaltic concerning refuelling at MAH, and has increased the total refuelling that Gazpromneft-Aero will carry out for airBaltic aircraft to 3,000 tons of aviation fuel per year, double the previous number.
Under the first agreement, the company will refuel the airline's aircraft at Sheremetyevo International Airport until 2016.
“We highly appreciate our partnership with airBaltic and are eager to expand it in airports, both in Russia and worldwide. The new long-term contract that has been signed for refuelling at the Vnukovo International Airport attests to the recognition of our service quality by international partners,” commented Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero CEO. “Gazpromneft-Aero offers airlines a guarantee of reliable and high-quality service, refuelling performed on time, as well as compliance with the formula pricing principles, which apply at all airports where the company operates.”
Gazpromneft-Aero plans to continue expanding its co-operation with airBaltic. In 2015, Gazpromneft-Aero will continue refuelling the airline at the Barcelona El Prat and Paris Charles de Gaulle international airports.