Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier has strengthened its South American network with the addition of a new location in Brazil. The new service at Tancredo Neves International Airport, Belo Horizonte, CNF (formerly called Confins International Airport), which opened in June, underpins Air BP’s strategic plans to grow General Aviation and Commercial business in this burgeoning aviation region.
Air BP was selected to provide the fuel operations owing to its extensive operational experience in Brazil and its understanding of the needs of a busy international airport to implement a safe, fit-for-purpose fuel provider. The new fuelling facility provides Jet fuel and is operated by an Air BP operational team.
The airport serves the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan area, and is ranked fifth largest in Brazil in terms of passenger movements making it an important additional airport for the Air BP portfolio. This already includes two of the four busiest airports in the country, Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão Airport and São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport. Tancredo’s airport movements predominantly represent the commercial sector but with the development of the local biotech and technology sectors it is anticipated that business aviation movements are set to increase.
In addition to offering refuelling for Commercial services the new Air BP location will accept Sterling Card customers making it the 17th airport in Brazil to be part of the national Sterling Card network.