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Air BP expands in Brazil to meet growth in Aviation

Release date: 16 December 2011

We are pleased to announce the purchase of aviation fuel assets at seven Brazilian airports from Shell Brasil Holding B.V. and Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comercio.

The acquisition will give Air BP access to Guarulhos (GRU), Recife(REC), Viracopos (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Pampulha (PLU) airports, as well as increasing capacity at existing Air BP operations in Galeão (GIG) and Brasília (BSB). The deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012 subject to regulatory approvals.

On completion, Air BP will be present at 18 Brazilian airports which together account for some 66 percent of aviation fuel demand in Brazil. The deal adds physical assets such as storage tanks, vehicles and pipelines for into-plane refuelling, allowing Air BP to provide you with the safe, secure and quality service you've come to expect from us.

Click here to find details of our existing locations in Brazil

For Air BP’s new investment, approximately 80 employees will be recruited at airports and the head office in Sao Paulo to manage the new business, increasing total headcount by 70 percent over the next two years.

We are targeting entry into these airports as soon as the deal is completed and we will let you know as soon as we can confirm the entry dates.

We are very excited about this new aquisition and look forward to potentially becoming your new supplier at these airports. Please contact your Account Holder with any questions you may have.