Essar signs deal to supply aviation fuel direct to Etihad Airways
July 14, 2017: Essar Oil (UK) Limited, which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery at Ellesmere Port, has confirmed a new agreement with Etihad Airways for the direct supply of aviation fuel at Manchester Airport. Essar commenced supply to Etihad from July 1, 2017.
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and part of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG). It operates two flights per day direct from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH).
This deal strengthens Essar’s aviation proposition in the UK, with the company now having direct jet fuel supply agreements in place with major airlines operating out of Manchester, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford airports.
S. Thangapandian, chief executive officer at Essar Oil UK, said, “This is another significant step in realising our objective of value chain integration by combining our refinery supply strength with our marketing capabilities in the aviation sector. This is aligned with our strategy of expanding the downstream presence of the business.”
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Essar Stanlow produces 16 percent of the UK’s road transport fuel demand and manufactures over two billion litres of jet fuel each year, playing a key role in the country’s aviation industry. It currently supplies, on a wholesale basis, a significant proportion of Manchester Airport as well as Liverpool John Lennon and other regional airports’ jet fuel demand.