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Skytanking's Comeback to USA
February 4, 2019 | Another milestone has been reached: On February 1, 2019, Skytanking started providing into-plane fuelling services to American Airlines at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). More than 100 million passengers are handled here every year. With this major addition, Skytanking expands its presence to 76 airports and reaches out to the strategic market of the USA.
This also marks the beginning of realization of Skytanking’s aspiration to re-establish its strong and long-lasting presence in the USA. The company was already active there from 2003 to 2013, with a total of 14 locations, including Atlanta. Due to fierce competition and the absence of any prospect for fundamental improvement at the time, the decision was taken to withdraw from the market. But now Skytanking is back! And in Atlanta, the team is doing everything it can to make Skytanking a strong competitor again.
Congratulations on this achievement & all the best!
IndianOil Skytanking Continues to Grow
January 7, 2019 | The new year is off to a good start for Skytanking: On January 4, 2019, IndianOil Skytanking (IOSL) began refuelling aircraft in Pune, India. Pune is a lively city in the west Indian state of Maharashtra - and IOSL's 14th site in India.
The Indian subcontinent is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. A promising market in which Skytanking has been active for thirteen years. At that time, 2006, the consortium of Skytanking, IndianOil and Indian Oiltanking won the contract to build and operate the tank farm and hydrant system at Bangalore Airport. The award meant Skytanking's entry into the Indian aviation market. Further locations followed. In addition to Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, the country's three largest airports, IOSL now operates at eleven other airports.
Going to America
November 12, 2018 | As part of its pro-growth strategy, Skytanking is expanding its global presence into the US. We are pleased to welcome industry veteran Kevin Plescha as backbone of a new US leadership team, in the position as President North America, to support our growth. Skytanking is confident that we will be able to announce more successes in the near future, by adding new locations in the US to our 77 locations worldwide.
Three New Airports in India
November 9, 2018 | Skytanking, through its partnership IndianOil Skytanking Private Ltd. with CEO T S Dupare, is pleased to announce that we added three more locations in India: Puducherry/Pondicherry (PNY), Kadapa (CDP), Bhubaneswar (BBI). By doing so, we increase our presence in India to 13 airports and 77 airports worldwide.
Skytanking sees this success as another confirmation of our solid performance in a challenging, but exciting and growing aviation market in India.
First Step into Spain
November 8, 2018 | We are proud to announce that Skytanking will soon be providing into-plane fuelling services at Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca airports after being awarded the licences by Aena. The operations are due to start in few months, after completion of the start-up process in line with Aena requirements.
Aviation Needs Effective Competition in Jet Fuel Supply
November 7, 2018 | Skytanking’s Regional Director Asia, Heng Jeong Tan, will discuss what the industry can do to create a level playing field in all markets at the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum in Singapore November 13-15.
Sometimes there is little or no competitive alternative along the jet fuel supply chain in a country or at a specific location: a single entity owns the entire supply infrastructure or has the control over the supply of jet fuel. This can result in significantly higher prices or even lack of availability, which can hinder growth in aviation.
In Mexico, the Energy Reform has opened the jet fuel supply for competition. A panel at the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum will discuss the lessons learned in Mexico and consider what the industry can do to support positive changes in other places with ineffective jet fuel supply competition.
November 6, 2018 | On Wednesday, November 14, Skytanking's VP Business Development, Pieter Van Espen, will participate in the commercial session at the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum in Singapore, discussing on the topic: Fuel Infrastructure Considerations in Airport Master Planning and Design – The Financial & Operational Impact.
This session will examine the importance of including fuel infrastructure considerations in airport master planning and design and will feature examples of airports that are either actively or not actively involved in fuel infrastructure planning and development. The speakers will also discuss the negative impact of not giving adequate consideration of fuel infrastructure.