Shell Aviation expands European network

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Shell Aviation has started operations at Brest Bretagne Airport (BES) in France as the airport’s exclusive supplier and operator, which supports the company’s intention to expand at key locations with growth potential in Europe.

As part of the agreement, Shell Aviation will operate the fuel storage facilities and into-plane services at the airport through its subsidiary Avitair, and will be the sole provider of Jet A-1 and Avgas.

“We are excited about our collaboration with Brest and the opportunity to bring our experience and know-how to this dynamic location. By providing safe, quick and efficient refueling services, we want to help new and existing customers be even more competitive in this challenging industry. With approximately one million passengers a year, Brest is just the right place to do that,” said Melanie Lane, general manager of Shell Aviation Europe.

Shell Aviation will implement its Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) program at Brest, which focuses on delivering efficient operations, establishing and maintaining high safety standards, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and providing marketing support through the Shell brand. Customers will benefit from flexible fuel purchasing options either through a supply contract with Shell or by presenting their Shell fuel & fly cards for ad-hoc refueling services. They will also have access to electronic invoicing via Shell Aviation’s eServe system and dedicated account managers.

“Brest Bretagne Airport is very pleased to welcome Shell Aviation as a partner from July 2015. We share their ambition to offer services and products that address the needs of all airlines flying in and out of Brest. We believe that our collaboration will contribute to achieving great success in the coming years,” commented André Jourt, vice president, Brest Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIMB), which manages the airport.

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