OREANDA-NEWSGazpromneft-Aero, the operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation fuel business, is strengthening its presence in foreign markets. According to the results of the first half of 2019, the company increased retail sales of kerosene at foreign airports by 32% - up to 158 thousand tons, Gazprom Neft said in a statement.

“Gazpromneft-Aero’s international sales network has increased by 13 airports in six months of this year, to 279 in 66 countries. The largest geography of gas stations under contracts with partners — 31 airports — is formed in China”, the company said. In general, the company sold 1.31 million tons of jet fuel in the first half of the year, increasing the volume of fueling "by wing" by 3% compared to the same period last year.

“The first half of 2019 in the segment of air transportation was marked by positive dynamics of passenger traffic at Russian airports, an increase in the number of domestic and international flights, as well as their loading. These factors, as well as our work aimed at improving business efficiency and expanding its geography, ensured an increase in operating indicators", said Vladimir Egorov, CEO of Gazpromneft-Aero.

According to him, today a significant share in the company's total sales is provided not only by the country's largest transport hubs, but also by regional airports, primarily Siberia - Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Tomsk and Omsk. Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, which is engaged in refueling aircraft and selling aircraft fuel in the wing. His clients are more than 160 Russian and foreign airlines, including Aeroflot, S7, Volga-Dnepr, Air France, Air China, Emirates, Lufthansa. With the growth of their purchasing power, the company's profit grows.