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

Release date: 12 June 2017

Mark Maclean, Assistant General Manager Operations Services – Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa (left) and Anthony Leon, General Manager, Air BP Southern Africa shake hands on the take over (right)

Air BP takes over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport12 June 2017L-R Mark Maclean, Assistant General Manager Operations Services – Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa and Anthony Leon, General Manager, Air BP Southern Africa shake hands on the take over.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.”

 

 

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.Mark MacleanAssistant General Manager Operations, Cape Town International Airport
Air BP team fuelling at Cape Town International Airport on day one, 1 June

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.

Editor's notes - 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 to keep people flying safely around the world. We supply around 6.6 billion gallons of aviation fuel a year; fuelling over 6,000 flights a day at over 800 locations in more than 55 countries - that's more than four planes a minute.
  • Our customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators. We have a wide range of services to support our fuel offer including the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities, technical consultancy and training, low carbon solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refuelling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.

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