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Shell Aviation fuels its first flights at London City airport
From today, Shell Aviation will provide fuel supply and refuelling services to airlines at LCA, increasing supply security and fuel price competitiveness at the airport. LCA is located close to the City of London, Canary Wharf and the 2012 Olympic site. Eleven airlines flying to more than 30 destinations currently service the airport, which in 2009 handled around 2.8 million passengers. LCA’s ambitious growth plans include developing the airport in line with its recent successful planning application to extend aircraft movements from 73,000 a year to 120,000 a year.
For Shell, entry into LCA reflects Shell Downstream’s selective growth strategy and facilitates an increased network capability to key airline partners. In addition to fuel supply operations starting at LCA, in June 2010 Shell Aviation signed a Concession Agreement with Denmark’s Roskilde Airport to supply fuel at the airport.
Speaking at an event today to mark Shell Aviation’s first refuelling of aircraft at LCA, Sjoerd Post, Vice President, Shell Aviation, said: “I’m delighted that Shell Aviation has begun fuel supply operations at London City Airport. It marks the expansion of our international airport network to include LCA and supports the airport’s ambitious growth agenda. Through our world-class expertise in airport operations, we aim to provide improved service quality to airlines at the airport and to passengers at large.”
Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of LCA, added: “London City Airport welcomes the start of Shell Aviation’s fuelling operations. The company’s fuelling facility further enhances the fuel supply at LCA and provides competitive prices along with improved service quality to the airlines.”
For Shell Aviation: Lisa Sinagra firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 207 934 8909
For London City Airport: Geraldine Nolan Geraldine.Nolan@Londoncityairport.com
Tel: +44 207 646 0132
About Shell Aviation:
Shell Aviation is a world leader in marketing aviation fuel and operating airport fuelling facilities. It also has a huge range of knowledge on everything from formulating better fuels to designing and managing cost-effective installations. Shell Aviation has invested heavily in the future of aviation, particularly in new locations, upgrades to existing locations, technical advances, and people - at local, regional and global levels. The company’s operating methods focus on local strength, backed by global support.
Shell Aviation places great emphasis on training and keeping the skills and professionalism of its people maintained at high levels. Shell is one of the few energy companies with research and development facilities dedicated to the aviation sector.
About London City Airport:
London City Airport is the UK's leading business airport serving over 30 destinations across the UK and Europe and connections to the rest of the world through major European hubs. Reconfiguration works are scheduled to begin this spring to enhance the terminal by further enlarging the security search area and departure lounge creating more space and comfort for travelers. The airport is investing £7 million into the terminal development which is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.
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