Air BP takes over the management and operation of fuel services at 
Cape Town International Airport

Monday 12th June 2017

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Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has announced that it has taken over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT) in South Africa, effective June 1st. The operation, which will be managed through the Cape Town Airport Fuelling Services joint venture, will remain under Air BP's management for a period of three years.

This new contract underlines the company's reputation as a technical and operations leader and its strength in managing fuelling services at major international airports. The new fuelling services at Cape Town complement Air BP's existing operations at South Africa's OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where it has successfully managed a similar but larger scale operation for the past five years.

Air BP's operations at Cape Town International will be managed by 45 joint venture employees and comprise the management of the storage and into plane operations.

At a ceremony to announce Air BP's new role at Cape Town International, Anthony Leon, General Manager, Air BP Southern Africa, commented: "We are very pleased to announce that we are now managing fuelling services at Cape Town International Airport. Air BP is committed to working closely with airport authorities, bringing our industry leading expertise and capabilities in fuel operations management to help them manage risk and run the most efficient and effective operations possible."

Mark Maclean, Assistant General Manager Operations, Cape Town International Airport said: "We welcome Air BP to our airport operation. Air BP is an experienced team and we have no doubt that they will ensure the continued success of our airport. We look forward to working with Air BP as the new manager of fuel services."

Air BP currently operates at nine locations in South Africa, namely George (GRJ/FAGG); Port Alfred (AFD/FAPA); Bhisho-Bulembu (BIY/FABE); East London (ELS/FAEL); King Shaka International Durban (DUR/FALE); Richards Bay (RCB/FARB); Rand (QRA/FAGM); OR Tambo International Johannesburg (JNB/FAOR) and Cape Town International (CPT/FACT).

Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town and is South Africa's second busiest airport. There are 24 airlines operating from the airport serving nearly 100 destinations.

About Air BP

• As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It currently supplies around seven billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year.

• Through its direct operations, Air BP fuels around 6,000 flights every day - that is over four aircraft every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company fuels at more than 800 global locations in around 50 countries serving customers from private pilots to some of the world's largest airlines.

• Air BP's technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fuelling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks.

• Customers range from domestic and international airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators.

• Air BP provides a number of services and solutions to support customers in meeting their environmental goals. This includes emissions trading, carbon management and offsetting via BP Target Neutral, sourcing sustainable fuels such as BioJet at select locations and investing in producers such as Fulcrum, unleaded Avgas and a suite of technical services. Air BP is also certified carbon neutral for its own global into plane fuelling services.

• Air BP is collaborating with aviation services company RocketRoute in a collection of trip planning applications to simplify aviation operations. The first, launched in October 2016 is the RocketRoute Fuel App which enables customers to purchase fuel online, directly from Air BP's global network of locations, easily and conveniently.

• Air BP's services for the general aviation and business aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. Air BP's card programmes were introduced in 1993 to bridge the gap between airline, general business and private aviation customers as an easy means of payment for aviation fuel on an as needed basis.

• For a full list of locations served by Air BP, go to:

• Air BP is an official sponsor of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, serving as both the fuel supplier and carbon reduction partner for the 2017 season. For details of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race schedule, go to:

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