The aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft has continued the expansion of its global network with the acquisition of the refuelling complex at Osh International Airport in Kyrgyzstan.
It has taken a 51% share of the complex making it the 66th in Gazpromneft-Aero’s global network and its second in Kyrgyzstan following Manas International Airport which it operates as a joint venture with the Government of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
The Osh refuelling complex will provide into-the-wing refueling for domestic and international flights with aviation fuel supplied by Gazpromneft-Aero’s oil refinery in Omsk.
Gazpromneft-Aero will invest in the refueling complex infrastructure at Osh International Airport in accordance with international ground handling standards and introduce technical policies for fuel quality control and industrial and environmental safety.
Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero’s CEO says: “The acquisition of the refueling complex at Osh International Airport is an important investment in the development of our global network.
“Gazpromneft-Aero’s global network expansion to more than 100 refueling complexes is one of the key aims of the company’s development strategy until 2030.
“The new refueling complex in Osh is the sixty-sixth in the global network and the second in Kyrgyzstan as we have been refueling aircraft at Manas International Airport since 2011.”
Osh Airport is the second largest airport in the country and a major transport hub linking the southern regions with the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.