UK-based Royal Dutch Shell’s unit Shell Aviation has signed a fuelling concession agreement to operate the new into-plane and fuel farm facilities at Salalah International Airport in Oman.
Shell Aviation, which will act as the sole jet fuel supplier at the airport, provides jet fuel at the Muscat (MCT) and Salalah (SLL) airports in the country at present.
Shell Aviation vice-president Anne Anderson said: “We see significant potential in Salalah and we aim to support their growth by providing our extensive expertise in fuel supply.
“We are pleased to add Salalah to our global network as we also mark 55 years of operations in Oman.”
In 2015, Salalah International Airport was expanded to enable it to serve one million passengers annually, as part of Oman’s strategy to develop the area as a tourist destination going forward.
The airport has been designed in such a way that further expansion can take place to cater to up to six million passengers a year.
Salalah International Airport general manager Salim Awadh Said Al Yafaey said: “Shell Aviation’s operational and safety capabilities were decisive factors for us.
“Efficiency and supply security will be key in achieving our ambitious vision for the airport and Salalah. We believe Shell Aviation is the right choice to help us get there.”
Shell Aviation customers at the airport will benefit from fuel supply security backed by the company’s integrated supply chain; product quality assurance.
The company supplies aviation fuels at around 900 airports in 36 countries.