Under the contract Skytanking will take over the operations and the staff of Kuwait Petroleum Aviation France, who currently act as the operator to AirFuel, a joint venture company set up by Air France and Kuwait. AirFuel provides into-plane fuelling services at the airport and currently has around 60 employees, refuelling more than a million tonnes/year of Jet A-1.
Air France and Kuwait selected Skytanking after a competitive tender that ranked bidders on price, the quality of their proposal and into-plane fuelling expertise.
This is Skytanking's first move into the aviation fuelling market in France and is a welcome addition to neighbouring Skytanking operations in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. With Roissy Charles De Gaulle, Skytanking is now active at 21 airports in Europe, USA and Asia.