Katowice airport, 180 miles southwest of Warsaw, serves the industrial centre of Poland and has the country’s second largest passenger flow- with the capacity to handle two and a half million passengers a year. It is primarily used for passenger flights, charter flights and transport of cargo. Shell Aviation has one of the most extensive aviation fuelling networks in the world and is currently the only International Oil Company supplying aviation fuels in Poland.
Xinsheng Zhang, Vice President of Shell Aviation, said: “Our customers are growing in Poland and demand a strong service network. We look forward to supporting both our customers and aviation’s growth in Poland by offering our world-class expertise, industry knowledge and operational excellence to Katowice and other airports in future.”
Artur Tomasik, president of the board of the management company at Katowice Airport, added: “The fact that Shell, one of the world’s largest and most significant petrochemical companies, has chosen Katowice Airport as the first civil airport in Poland to launch its activities as fuel agent, serves to confirm our airport’s strong position in the Polish market. Shell joining Katowice Airport means that our airport will be the only one in Poland offering the services of three fuel operators. This will make Katowice Airport more competitive for airlines.”
The start of Shell’s fuel supply follows the granting of necessary licences to operate from the Polish Civil Aviation Authority in December 2012. Aside from fuel supply, Katowice airport will also benefit from Shell’s extensive experience in working with airport authorities and other stakeholders to improve overall airport safety and fuelling operating standards.
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About Shell Aviation
Shell is active across the full aviation value chain. We produce aviation fuels and lubricants (across a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them; as well as offering further refuelling-related services to customers.
Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We supply fuel at 800 airports in approximately 40 countries, including John F. Kennedy in New York, London Heathrow, Changi International in Singapore and Hong Kong International. We refuel a plane every 12 seconds. Our customers are airports and airlines- big and small, plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs.
We have one of the world’s most extensive fuelling networks; we have a strong supply chain; we have a portfolio of world-class brands and products; we invest in technical innovation; we develop genuine partnerships with OEMs; we strive to put the customer at the heart of what we do and we respond to industry opportunities and challenges.
Shell Poland: Marek Gawronski + 48 22 5700170
Shell Aviation: James Forth +44 20 7934 1249
Katowice Airport: Piotr Adamczyk +48 32 39 27 194