Russian aviation refuelling company Gazpromneft-Aero provided services to over 13,000 aircraft carrying FIFA 2018 World Cup visitors across five international airports located in the Russian host cities.
The company supplied a total volume of 140,000 tonnes of fuel for regular, charter and special flights at Moscow (Sheremetyevo), St. Petersburg (Pulkovo), Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo), Yekaterinburg (Koltsovo) and Saransk airports, a 15 per cent increase on average daily consumption.
Prior to the start of the World Cup. special tactical training was provided on accident prevention and elimination at all Gazpromneft-Aero refueling stations.
Representatives from the company joined forces with regional interdepartmental 2018 FIFA World Cup commissions and to prepare for the increased demand for refueling, several host cities including Pskov, Tyer, Ryazan, Saratov and Chelyabinsk were provided with additional fuel tanker trucks and specialists.
Gazpromneft-Aero chief executive officer, Vladimir Egorov said: “The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been a landmark international event for our country and we are proud to have made our contribution to this Championship. During the World Cup we saw a 15% rise in daily fuel consumption resulting from the significant increase in the number of domestic and international flights.
“Gazpromneft-Aero improved the aircraft refueling efficiency levels and reduced flight times to the host cities by using modern equipment and technologies, which are compliant with the highest IATA fuel operation safety standards.
“Supporting a global event of this scale has been a unique experience for our teams and we look forward to further developing our partnerships with airlines in Russia and abroad.”