Skytanking Starts Into-Plane Fuelling at Malta International Airport
Skytanking Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between Skytanking Holding GmbH and the Maltese company Attard Services Limited. Skytanking Limited was awarded a licence by Malta International Airport plc to provide ‘Fuel and Oil Groundhandling Services’ in January 2016. Since then the company has been busy negotiating commercial contracts and preparing for the start-up of operations.
The first customer aircraft were successfully fuelled on Saturday morning, including Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft destined for Frankfurt and Budapest. The start of operations in Malta increases the number of countries where Skytanking offers independent aviation fuelling services to airports, airlines and oil companies to 13.
Malta International Airport handles more than five million passengers per year at this popular tourist destination.
Skytanking is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls, a Hamburg-based family-owned company that operates in the fields of energy supply, trading and logistics. Skytanking provides a full range of aviation fuelling services including building, owning and operating aviation fuel storage and hydrant facilities, and providing into-plane services to airlines, airports and oil companies. Skytanking handles 15.8 million cbm of aviation fuel per year, refuelling 1.4 million aircraft at 69 airports in 13 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Attard Services Limited is a Maltese family owned company that has been in operation since 1979, actively involved in the handling of petroleum products and associated services. The company is a leading supplier in the automotive, industrial, marine and aviation sectors of the Maltese market.