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Shell & MOH Aviation to supply aviation fuel to Sofia Airport

Posted 10 October 2017 · Add Comment

Shell & MOH Aviation, a joint venture company between Shell Overseas Holdings Ltd and Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A, today announced the expansion of its refuelling network to Sofia Airport (CEB), the largest airport in Bulgaria.


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This entry is the first location outside Greece where the company will be providing aviation fuel. Shell & MOH Aviation Fuels Bulgaria, which is a 100% subsidiary of Shell & MOH Aviation, will be the supplier.

“Shell Aviation continues to focus its growth strategy on select locations. Shell & MOH Aviation has been successfully growing the business in Greece in the last seven years and we are pleased to see its expansion into Bulgaria. Having the right structure at the right locations is key in serving our customers as efficiently as possible. We believe this is the case at Sofia Airport and look forward to offering the high Shell product, service and safety standards at this location” Adam Harrison, General Manager Shell Aviation, Europe and South Africa, said.

"We are happy that Shell is expanding its business presence in Bulgaria by adding aviation fuel supply to our business portfolio in the country. We believe that with the launch of these activities at Sofia Airport we will contribute to the improvement of the offer for aviation fuel in Bulgaria and for the further development of the biggest airport in the country," added Kamelia Slaveykova, Country Chair of Shell Bulgaria.

For the first eight months of 2017, 4,363,140 passengers passed through Sofia Airport, an increase of 41% compared to the same period of the previous year. Airplanes that landed and departed in August 2017 increased by 14% compared to the same month of the previous year.

Sofia Airport is one of the key south-eastern centres in Europe, used by leading traditional airlines and large low-cost carriers.

Vladimir Rapondzhiev, CEO of Sofia Airport EAD: "I am delighted to welcome the arrival of another aviation fuel supplier at the metropolitan airport. I believe that our cooperation will be built on a good relationship and will contribute to enhancing the quality of aviation fuel services to our partners – the airlines."

Mr Petros Zorapas, CEO of Shell & MOH Aviation said: “Starting operations at our first international location is an exciting milestone for the JV. We are in a very strong position in the Greek market and we are ready to extend our expertise beyond Greek borders. I am grateful to our partners in Bulgaria who have placed their trust in us and I am looking forward to a successful and long lasting collaboration.”

 

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