Skytanking Withdraws from the United States and Increases its Network in Germany and Austria
Skytanking USA will continue to operate at 14 U.S. airports during a 90-day transition period as agreed with ASIG. After that, Skytanking will no longer have operations offering aviation fuelling services in the U.S.
As part of the transaction, Skytanking acquired the remaining 50% of Skytanking ASIG GmbH & Co. KG with operations at Munich and Vienna airports and becomes its sole shareholder, as well as 100% of the shares of ASIG Austria GmbH that provides refuelling services at the airports of Linz and Klagenfurt in Austria.
The sale of Skytanking’s U.S. business was a strategic decision taken after a careful review of the long-term prospects for the company in a market where airline customers and into-plane competitors have been consolidating strongly in the past few years.
Skytanking remains fully committed to expanding its business in other aviation fuelling markets around the world, to complement the 11 countries in which it currently offers aviation fuelling services.
Skytanking is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls AG, Germany, a leading independent petroleum company. 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. In 2013, Skytanking handled more than 16 billion litres of Jet A-1 and refuelled 1.7 million aircraft, almost three fuellings per minute. After the sale of Skytanking USA the company will operate at 40 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.