World Fuel Services opens two fuel farms at Aéroport La Rochelle – Ile de Ré

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World Fuel Services has unveiled two new fuel farms at Aéroport La Rochelle – Ile de Ré, France, becoming the sole fuel provider to the regional airport.

Miami, Florida-headquartered World Fuel Services has installed a new Jet A1 and AVGAS fuel farm which is fully compliant with the EU sustainability criteria, mandatory from 2020. Since the contract was announced six months ago, the fuel farms have been designed, installed and commissioned as part of a commitment to efficiency and value creation at Aéroport La Rochelle – Ile de Ré. The Jet A1 fuel farm comes complete with a bridger delivery process.

World Fuel Services will serve the airport’s business and general aviation customers, as well as major commercial airlines flying in to La Rochelle, such as Air France, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Mark Atherton, director at World Fuel Services, said, “The last six months have been a great demonstration of our engineering capabilities. We were delighted to have won the initial tender, but the real reward has been delivering on our promises and bringing a new fuel solution to Aéroport La Rochelle – Ile de Ré in what is considered across the industry to be a fast, efficient, and well executed turnaround.”

Thomas Juin, director at Aéroport La Rochelle – Ile de Ré, added, “World Fuel Services is a key partner in our service expansion. We have been impressed with the design, efficiency and overall quality of everything delivered to date – from the initial tender through to the fuel farm installation and its launch this week. We look forward to our passengers, commercial airlines and business aviation customers all benefiting from the service.”

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