World Fuel Services named sole fuel provider at La Rochelle Airport


World Fuel Services has won a tender to be the sole fuel provider at La Rochelle Airport in France.

Effective from April 1, 2019, the contract will see World Fuel Services serving the airport’s business aviation customers, as well as major commercial airlines flying in to La Rochelle such as Ryanair and EasyJet.

Ahead of April, World Fuel Services will build two new fuel farms – one for avgas and one for jet fuel – that meet the EU sustainability criteria that is set to be introduced in 2020.

Construction work will begin in November and be completed next March, at which point World Fuel will also provide training for the airport’s fuel operators. The Avcard will be accepted throughout the airport.

Mark Atherton, director at World Fuel Services, said, “Winning the La Rochelle tender is testament to our design and build engineering capabilities. As part of our bespoke solution, we will soon begin work on installing two new fuel farms at the airport using state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of our engineering team.

“Fit-for-purpose storage was a key component of Aéroport La Rochelle future plans. We look forward to servicing both general aviation customers and commercial airlines at this vital regional hub and to helping Aéroport La Rochelle grow.”

Thomas Juin, director at La Rochelle Airport, added, “The arrival of World Fuel Services in La Rochelle is an important step for our future growth. The planned investments will give Aéroport de La Rochelle-Ile de Ré the capacity and the quality of installations that our ambition require, in order to service better our passengers, commercial airlines and business aviation customers.”

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