Air BP announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire St1’s 49 percent share of Finnish aviation fuels company Avifuels Oy. On completion of the deal Air BP, which acquired 51% of Avifuels earlier this year, through its purchase of the Scandiavian aviation fuels business Statoil Aviation, will wholly own the company. The purchase is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
David Gilmour, Chief Executive of Air BP, said: “We are committed to a strategy of growth and I am delighted that Avifuels Oy will become part of Air BP in Northern Europe. The acquisition will strengthen the Air BP offering and with a strong base in Helsinki, we will be able to look for ways to efficiently grow the business in Finland.”
On completion of the purchase a new Air BP office will be opened at Helsinki Vantaa airport. The existing Avifuels team will continue to manage airport operations, ensure customer service continuity and maintain the existing high service levels for customers.
Air BP currently sells and markets aviation fuel to commercial airlines at the three airports where Avifuels operates in Finland – Helsinki Vantaa (HEL/EFHK), Tampere Pirkkala (TMP/EFTP) and Vaasa (VAA/EFVA). These locations will become fully integrated into Air BP’s global network.