Gazpromneft-Aero Expands to 300 Airports with Birmingham Launch

June 22, 2021

Gazpromneft-Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, has expanded its international sales network to 300 airports with the launch of refuelling at Birmingham Airport in the UK.

The addition of Birmingham Airport where it served a Ural Airlines-operated cargo flight in in the UK takes its total of airports in Europe to 86 as the leading Russian aviation fuel operator continues to grow.

In Q1 2021, Gazpromneft-Aero sold more than 22 thousand tons of jet fuel when refuelling freighter and cargo-only passenger flights at foreign airports, exceeding the 2020 and 2019 results by 2.6 times and 3.8 times respectively.

Gazpromneft-Aero, a leader in the Russian jet fuel market by volume of retail sales, already operates at all the major Russian and foreign airports serving over 260 air carriers, including Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, S7, Royal Flight, Volga Dnepr, and others. It provides services to Russian and foreign airlines abroad in cooperation with national fuel suppliers.

Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero’s CEO, says: “Our international sales network of ‘into the wing’ aircraft refueling now includes 300 airports making it the largest among Russian aviation fuel operators.

“We continue to focus on development and plan to further expand our international network, aiming to increase sales abroad fivefold by 2030 and to become one of the world’s top 10 largest aviation fuel operators in the world.

“We offer high-quality service as well as our own digital solutions that ensure the reliability and efficiency of fuel operations. Gazpromneft-Aero was the first in Russia to launch our own blockchain-based Smart Fuel platform for instant jet refuelling payments which does not require any upfront deposit from our partners and substantially enhances the efficiency of the entire air transportation process.”