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Gulf Aviation to help Delta Air Lines reach new heights

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Aviation fuel supplier Gulf Aviation has secured a new 12-month contract to provide fuel for Delta Air Lines via Edinburgh and Glasgow airports – adding to its growing network of international airline carriers.

The new partnership will see Gulf Aviation, which is fuel supplier Certas Energy’s aviation brand, providing fuel for its fleet of passenger aircraft at two of the UK’s busiest airports – Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport.

Gulf Aviation already has a strong presence at both airports due to partnerships with a number of international airline carriers through the three major alliances – One World, Sky Team and Star Alliance.

Gulf Aviation commercial manager, David Dykes said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Delta Air Lines and the partnership is already off to a great start, as we’ve been busy building a strong relationship with their teams and have already started supplying fuel.

“The new contract with Delta signifies our continued commitment to supplying international airlines and airfields with fuel, additives and lubricants. It also represents further progress for Gulf Aviation as we continue working hard to achieve our strategic growth objectives, building on the reputation we’ve established over the past eight years since we entered the UK’s aviation fuel market.”

Delta Air Lines manager of global procurement and operations, Olen Bennett added: “Within our industry, Gulf Aviation has a fantastic reputation for customer service and reliability, so we’re excited that we’re now working with them on a day-to-day basis.

“During the procurement process, they impressed us with their quality and attention to detail, so we’re absolutely confident that we’ve picked the right fuel partner.

“We’re looking forward to them supporting us with some of our new services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, including a new non-stop service from Boston to Edinburgh, which will begin in May next year on a 757 aircraft.”

Delta and its Delta Connection carriers offer services to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. They offer travelers more than 15,000 daily flights.