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Further Growth at IndianOil Skytanking

We congratulate IndianOil Skytanking on commencing operations at Tirupati Airport. IOSL is now operating at 21 locations in India. Wishing the team safe operations at all times!

Further Growth at IndianOil Skytanking

Skytanking North America expands business

The Skytanking North America team is delighted to announce their continued focus and expansion within the North American market. We congratulate our ATL team on another successful start-up providing fuelling services on behalf of Air China. Well done!

Skytanking North America providing fuelling services on behalf of Air China

Team Skytanking DUS always @ your service

End of May 2020, an impressive aircraft arrived at Dusseldorf International Airport. The Antonov An-124 is one of the world’s largest cargo jets with a length of 69 meter and a wingspan of 73 meter. It delivered urgently needed 6.6 million safety masks from China for further distribution in Europe. After thousands of parcels were unloaded manually, it took our team in Düsseldorf two hours and three trucks to refuel the aircraft with 164.000 liters of jet-fuel.

A very welcome change to the otherwise extremely low volumes that we are currently seeing due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Stay safe!

Team Skytanking DUS always @ your service

And the winner is: Skytanking Klagenfurt!

The Skytanking Klagenfurt team was honored at the Shell Agency Convention in Prague for its outstanding HSSE performance in 2019. The Double Platinum Award goes to Skytanking Klagenfurt for the 7th time in a row. Since HSSE has top priority at Skytanking and Shell, this is naturally worth reporting - and a great award for our company.

©Photo: Ivan Kozeny (Shell, on the left) hands over the award to Manfred Magerle (Operations Manager, Skytanking Klagenfurt, on the right)

Ivan Kozeny (Shell, on the left) hands over the award to Manfred Magerle (Operations Manager, Skytanking Klagenfurt, on the right)
Skytanking Klagenfurt: winner of the Shell Aviation Double Platinum Award

Spain at Malaga and Palma de Mallorca airports

November 8, 2019  |  We are pleased to announce that on November 5, 2019 Skytanking has started to provide into-plane services at the Spanish airports of Palma de Mallorca and Malaga. By commencing operations at two of the country's busiest airports Skytanking’s presence in Spain has been reinforced.

Many thanks to everyone involved for their efforts and dedication to achieve this important milestone!

Malaga Airport (AGP) and Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), Spain

IndianOil Skytanking (IOSL) achieves another milestone!

October 8, 2019  |  By commencing operations at Ludhiana Airport (IATA Code: LUH) Indian Oil Skytanking added location number 20 to its portfolio! Congratulations to team IOSL to this achievement which is even more remarkable considering that they managed to double their footprint in India within one year!

Shimla Airport (SLV), India

IndianOil Skytanking operations at Shimla

August 29, 2019  |  We are proud to report that the team of IndianOil Skytanking has accomplished another successful project and commenced operations at Shimla Airport (SLV), India. Congratulations! We are looking forward to announcing location no 20!

IndianOil Skytanking continues to expand its network

August 2, 2019  |  It is with great pleasure to inform you that IndianOil Skytanking (IOSL) has commenced operations at its 18th location, Pantnagar Airport (PGH), in India! Congratulations to the team, your efforts are invaluable in achieving these milestones!

IndianOil Skytanking continues to expand its network

IndianOil Skytanking's location no 17!

July 19, 2019  |  Following our recent news on the growing network of IndianOil Skytanking (IOSL) we are pleased to announce that Kishangarh Airport (KGH) has been added to IOSL’s portfolio. Congratulations to IOSL on location no 17!

IndianOil Skytanking (IOSL) continues to grow!

July 3, 2019  |  We are happy to inform you that IOSL has commenced operations at Jagdalpur (JGB) Airport and by this extended its network to 16 locations in India. Congratulations!

Skytanking refuels Frontier Airline in Atlanta

June 18, 2019  |  As of June 7, 2019, Skytanking added another airline customer to its Atlanta operation: Frontier Airlines. This markes the third airline customer for Skytanking at Atlanta next to American Airlines and United. It is an important milestone also because Frontier operates flights to over 100 destinations in the US and as such offers interesting growth potential for Skytanking.

Skytanking refuels Frontier Airline in Atlanta

Skytanking expands business in the US

May 20, 2019  |  At 7:30 am yesterday morning Skytanking started its Philadelphia into-plane operation for American Airlines. First flight refuelled was flight AA 5009 from Philadelphia to Montreal. The contract includes all of American's daily regional flights out of Philadelphia which will peak at almost 200 daily flights during the summer season. American's mainline and international flights are part of the agreement and will be moved over to Skytanking in autumn this year. With close to 400 American flights/day refuelled during peak season, Philadelphia will be one of the busiest airports in the Skytanking network. Finally, Skytanking will also fuel all of American's ground service equipment starting this summer. Despite a very short preparation time and intense pressure to get everything lined up in time, Skytanking ended its first day of operations without any delay.

Further on the good news, Skytanking also managed to add another customer to its Atlanta operation: since May 1st, Skytanking fuels all of United Airlines flights out of Atlanta. This is another important milestone as it brings the team closer to taking over one of United's hub airports  in future.

Congratulations to our team on these major achievements!

Skytanking: Start at Philadelphia International Airport
Start at Valencia Airport

ITP at Valencia Airport

May 15, 2019  |  Skytanking is proud to announce that as of today we provide into-plane services at Valencia Airport, Spain.

Start at Kolhapur Airport, India

Operations at Kolhapur

May 12, 2019  |  Indianoil Skytanking has commenced operations at Kolhapur Airport, India. With this new station added to the portfolio, IOSL is now operating 15 locations in India.

Start at Barcelona El Prat Airport

April 11, 2019  |  We are proud to announce that yesterday Skytanking has successfully started the provision of into-plane fuelling services at Barcelona El Prat Airport, Spain's second busiest airport. This is the first step of Skytanking's entry into the Spanish market as a result of the nationwide tender recently organized by Aena. Skytanking will expand its network to three more airports in the next few months, starting with Valencia on May 15, followed by Malaga and Palma de Mallorca during the last quarter of this year. All the airports will be managed per Skytanking's operating standards and in compliance with the quality and safety standards of the Joint Inspection Group, JIG.

Skytanking: Start at Barcelona El Prat Airport

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.

Kevin Plescha
Three New Airports in India for Skytanking: Puducherry/Pondicherry (PNY), Kadapa (CDP), Bhubaneswar (BBI) - ©Google maps data

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.

Skytanking will soon be providing into-plane fuelling services at Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca airports - ©Google maps data

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.

Heng Jeong Tan

Skytanking at the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum in Singapore

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.

Pieter Van Espen