Posted on: 04 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Air BP has strengthened its position in the Brazilian aviation fuelling market following the signing of a new deal to supply Azul Linhas Aéreas at four airports.
Air BP is now fulfilling the airline’s fuel requirements at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU/SBGR) and Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX/SBVT), Recife’s Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC/SBRF) and Vircopos International Airport (VCP/SBKP). The extended relationship represents a twentyfold increase in supply to the airline by Air BP, which already supplies the airline at Cabo Frio International Airport (CFB/SBCB), Valença Airport (SAL/SNVB) and Gov. João Durval Carneiro Airport (FEC/SBFE), which serves Feira de Santana.
Azul awarded the contract after a lengthy and competitive tender process that ended an exclusive fuel arrangement with AirBP. To win the account, Air BP devised a customised plan specifically for Azul, while to meet the operational requirements, the supplier revised some administrative procedures, acquired new dedicated fuel trucks, and hired a further 40 operators.
“This is transformational for Air BP in the Brazilian market. Working with a local airline, that is showing exponential growth, positions us well in the competitive landscape,” commented Ricardo Paganini, Air BP Manager, South America. “Our local knowledge, combined with our international experience, technical expertise and capacity to fulfil the most demanding requests, ensures we can continue to match customer expectations in supply of robust fuel services. We are delighted to be working with Azul.”