World Fuel Services (WFS) has unveiled two new fuel farms at Aéroport La Rochelle-Ile de Ré. The company is now the sole aviation fuel provider to the regional French airport and has installed a new Jet A1 and AVGAS fuel farm which complies with the EU sustainability criteria that will be mandatory from 2020.
The company will serve the airport’s business and general aviation customers, as well as major commercial airlines flying in to La Rochelle, such as Air France, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair.
Thomas Juin, director at Aéroport La Rochelle-Ile de Ré, commented: ‘World Fuel Services are a key partner in our service expansion. We have been impressed with the design, efficiency and overall quality of everything delivered to-date – from the initial tender through to the fuel farm installation and its launch this week. We look forward to our passengers, commercial airlines and business aviation customers all benefiting from the service.’
WFS director, Mark Atherton, added: “The last six months have been a great demonstration of our engineering capabilities. We were delighted to have won the initial tender, but the real reward has been delivering on our promises and bringing a new fuel solution to Aéroport La Rochelle-Ile de Ré in what is considered across the industry to be a fast, efficient, and well executed turnaround. The contract and investment from the airport is recognition of our position as a top fuel provider in Europe. We look forward to working with Aéroport La Rochelle-Ile de Ré for many years to come.”