This deal strengthens Essar’s aviation proposition in the UK, with the company now having direct jet fuel supply agreements in place with major airlines operating out of Manchester, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford airports.
Essar Stanlow produces 16% of the UK’s road transport fuel demand and manufactures over two billion litres of jet fuel each year, playing a key role in the country’s aviation industry.
“This is another significant step in realising our objective of value chain integration by combining our refinery supply strength with our marketing capabilities in the aviation sector,” said chief executive officer S. Thangapandian.
Essar currently supplies, on a wholesale basis, a significant proportion of Manchester Airport as well as Liverpool John Lennon and other regional airports’ jet fuel demand.
“This deal firmly demonstrates our commitment to achieve further growth in the aviation sector in support of our airline partners,” added S B Prasad, chief commercial officer.
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and part of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG). It operates two flights per day direct from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH). From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.