Melanie Lane, General Manager of Shell Aviation Europe said of the new airport entry: “Through this agreement, customers will benefit from our world-class safety and operations as well as high quality Shell products. This is an important milestone for our business in Europe as we aim to expand at key locations with high growth potential such as Lille. We are pleased to be starting the New Year with this collaboration and look forward to serving existing and new commercial airlines and business aviation customers at this key location.”




Jean-Christophe Minot, CEO of Lille Airport, said; “We chose Shell because of its impressive credentials in supporting fast-growing airports like ours, and their commitment to safety and efficient customer service. As we continue on our growth journey, Shell will be a strong partner for us.”

At Lille airport, customers will be able 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.

Shell will implement its Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) programme at Lille, which 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. Customers will also have access to electronic invoicing via Shell Aviation’s eServe system and dedicated account managers. Shell Aviation serves about 1,000 European customers in 17 European countries.







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 every 12 seconds.
  • Our customers are airports and airlines, big and small, plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs. We are active across the full value chain. 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. 

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

For further information about Lille Airport








Idil Peker

Global External Communications Adviser, Shell Aviation


Tel: +44 7934 1696







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