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SHELL AVIATION GAINS SUPPLY ENTRY INTO LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Shell Aviation (SAV) has signed a Concession Agreement to operate as a fuel supplier at London City Airport (LCA). The agreement marks Shell Aviation’s entry into LCA. As well as enabling SAV to provide fuel supply and refuelling services to airlines, the agreement will increase supply security and competitiveness at the airport.

London City Airport is the UK’s leading business airport and is located within close proximity to the City of London, Canary Wharf and the 2012 Olympic site. The airport is currently serviced by 11 airlines flying to more than 30 destinations and in 2009 handled approximately 2.8m passengers. It has ambitious growth plans and has recently secured planning permission to extend aircraft movements from 73,000 a year to 120,000 a year.

For Shell, entry into LCA reflects Shell’s Downstream selective growth strategy and facilitates an increased network capability to key airline partners. As Sjoerd Post, Vice President, Shell Aviation explains:

‘Shell is very much looking forward to working in partnership with London City Airport to realise its growth agenda. With the upcoming Olympics, the East London regeneration project and the airport’s growth plans, this is a very exciting time to be joining forces. Shell Aviation seeks to increase the service quality for the airport, the airlines operating out of it and the passengers at large.’

Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport added: “The airport’s partnership with Shell is very much welcomed as it enhances the airport’s refuelling capabilities by providing more competitive fuel prices and improved service quality to the airlines.”

Following construction works, Shell Aviation will be supplying fuel at London City Airport from summer 2010.

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Enquiries:  

For Shell Aviation: Jane Dutton: jane.dutton@shell.com Tel: +44 7934 8454

For London City Airport: Geraldine Nolan Geraldine.Nolan@Londoncityairport.com Tel: +44 76460132

About Shell Aviation:

The Shell Aviation business, part of the Shell Group, 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.  The company 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.