Air BP expands in Brazil and adds Salvador International Airport to its network

Tuesday 30th October 2018

  • Air BP
  •  Air BP refuels an operator's aircraft

    •    Air BP expands its Brazilian network with the addition of Salvador International    Airport.

    •    The Air BP Petrobahia joint venture will manage operations at the airport, supplying  Jet A-1 to both general and commercial aviation customers.

    •    The new location further underpins Air BP's commitment to Brazil.

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has bolstered its network in Brazil with the addition of Salvador International Airport (SSA/SBSV), effective immediately. Operations at the airport will be managed by Air BP Petrobahia, a joint venture between Air BP and Brazilian company, Petrobahia. Air BP Petrobahia has invested USD$3 million in enhancing fuelling infrastructure and training at the airport and will supply Jet A-1 fuel to both general and commercial aviation customers.

Salvador International is a key entry point for customers visiting Brazil from Europe and the USA. It complements Air BP's existing location at Recife International (REC/SBRF), enabling greater choice for customers when travelling within the region. As part of Air BP's 900-strong network, customers using the airport will be able to use their Air BP Sterling Card to purchase fuel, in addition to ordering and paying for fuel via the RocketRoute MarketPlace app.

Ricardo Paganini, general manager Air BP Brazil, comments: "As we continue to see optimism in the Brazilian aviation industry, we are excited to be investing in yet another new location for the benefit of our customers. I am sure that Salvador International will prove to be a popular location with both our existing, and new, commercial and general aviation customers looking for a safe and reliable fuel supply."

This latest news follows the announcement in April of Air BP's new location at Santos Dumont, Brazil. It further underpins Air BP's commitment to the country where it markets and sells fuel at 27 locations.

Salvador International is the largest airport in the Bahia region by passenger numbers and the tenth largest airport in Brazil. Over seven million passengers travelled through Salvador International in 2017. The airport currently serves over 19 destinations operated by more than 20 airlines, including the principal Brazilian carriers.

About Air BP

As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. We have been investing in the aviation industry for over 90 years and currently supply around six and a half billion gallons of aviation fuel a year. We fuel over 6,000 flights a day, at around 900 locations in more than 50 countries - that's more than four every minute. Our customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators.

Air BP's services include the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities, technical consultancy and training, supporting customers to meet their lower carbon goals through environmental solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refuelling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.

www.airbp.com

Latest News

Planet Nine

Thursday 15th November 2018

Planet Nine adds another Falcon 7X to its charter fleet.


Completion of three aircraft acquisition deal arranged and structured by Freestream Aircraft Limited...

Click to read more

FAI

Tuesday 13th November 2018

FAI debuts at the Bahrain International Airshow and showcases first Bombardier Challenger 850


FAI rent-a-jet AG, the leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, is proud to make its debut at the fifth Bahrain...

Click to read more

On the Tarmac

Monserrt Speaking at ERA 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

ON TOUR: ERA at Edinburgh


After the sunshine of the Eastern Med in 2017, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in the Athens of the North - Edinburgh - for its 2018 annual general assembly. Alison Chambers reports.

A warm welcome and complimentary whisky awaited the 400...

Click to read more

By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. For more information and to find out how to change this click here