“We are delighted to take the next step in our growth journey in Europe with such an exciting new collaboration. Located at the heart of Europe, Saarbrücken has much to offer to commercial airlines and business aviation customers with regards to connectivity, facilities and services. We are very pleased to offer customers our high quality products for a safe, efficient and reliable refuelling experience at this new location” said Melanie Lane, General Manager of Shell Aviation Europe. 

“We are committed to providing an excellent service to our customers and it is crucial that our partners share the same vision. In that regard, Saarbrücken and Shell Aviation speak the same language. For us, Shell’s key differentiator is their ability to combine the experience of a large and experienced company with attention to detail and care for customers” commented Thomas Schuck CEO of Saarbrücken Airport.  

Shell Aviation’s ACE programme focuses on delivering efficient operations, establishing and maintaining high safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art equipment, and providing marketing support through the Shell brand. Shell Aviation customers will be able to benefit from flexible fuel purchasing options either through a supply contract with Shell or by presenting their Shell fuel & fly cards for ad-hoc refuelling services. Customers will also have access to electronic invoicing via Shell Aviation’s eServe system and dedicated account managers.

Notes to Editors:

About Shell Aviation

  • Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We supply fuel at around 800 airports in approximately 40 countries. We refuel an aircraft every12 seconds.
  • Our customers comprise a gamut of airports and airlines plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs. We produce fuels and lubricants (in a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them; and offer further services that help our customers operate as efficiently as possible.
  • Shell Aviation currently serves about 1,000 European customers in 17 European countries.
  • In line with its strategy to expand at key locations with high growth potential, Shell Aviation has also recently started operations at Lille Airport, France, strengthening its European network with its appointment as the airport’s sole fuel operator.

For further information about Shell Aviation’s fuels and ACE Programme

For further information about Saarbrücken Airport


Idil Peker

Global External Communications Adviser 

Email: idil.peker@shell.com

Tel: +44 (0 )2079 3416 96

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