“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 7 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," adds 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. “

Notes to editors:

About Shell & MOH Aviation Fuels A.E.

  • Shell & MOH Aviation Fuels A.E is a Joint Venture established in 2010 by Shell Overseas Holdings Ltd (51%) and Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A (49%) for the marketing and supply of aviation fuels under the Shell trademark in Greece.
  • Shell & MOH Aviation Fuels A.E. has a strong presence in 20 airports in Greece. It covers the Athens international Airport “Elefterios Venizelos” and also the airports in the following regions: Aktio, Araxos, Chania, Heraklion, Kalamata, Karpathos, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kerkyra, Kos, Mitilini, Mykonos, Rhodos, Samos, Santorini, Skyros, Thessaloniki, Volos and Zakynthos.
  • Further information can be found on Shell & MOH Aviation

About Shell Aviation

  • Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants. It supplies fuel at around 900 airports in 36 countries. Each year, more than 2 million aircraft are fuelled by Shell.
  • Shell Aviation provides a diverse range of world-class fuels, lubricants and services to all aircraft types. This includes jet fuel and avgas for turbine engine and piston engine aircraft operators respectively, as well as its AeroShell range of engine oils, fluids and greases.
  • Further information can be found on Shell Aviation

About Shell Bulgaria

  • Shell has been on the Bulgarian market for 26 years and is one of the leading companies in the petroleum products trading business with 100 retail sites. Shell expanded its business presence in Bulgaria and entered with oil and natural gas exploration activities. By decision of the Council of Ministers on 16 October 2015, Shell Exploration and Production (LIX) BV was granted permission to prospect for oil and natural gas in the area of ​​"Block 1-14 Khan Kubrat" (previously named Silistar), located in the mainland shelf and in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Black Sea. This was followed by signing an exploration agreement on 23 February 2016 with the Ministry of Energy. The contract for exploring the Khan Kubrat block is for a five-year term, entitled to two extensions of two years.

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