BGS to provide fuel for Turkish Airlines and LOT in Ukraine
BGS, an international provider of ground handling and aircraft fueling services, has won a tender to supply fuel to the Ukrainian airports for Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines for 2017.
Following the successful partnership in 2016, BGS has bypassed competition and extended contract for service with the Turkish national air carrier in Lviv airport. Meanwhile, LOT Polish Airlines has become a new partner in the airport of Odessa. Throughout 2017, BGS plans to supply at least 2000 tons of aircraft fuel to these partners in Ukraine.
Altogether, BGS services 15 air carriers in four Ukrainian airports: Kiev (Zhuliany and Boryspil), Odessa and Lviv. During 2016, these airports were supplied the overall amount of almost 30 000 tons of aircraft fuel. In the same year, the entire BGS-served airport network, comprised of Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine, was supplied with almost a quarter millions of tons of aircraft fuel, or 80% more compared to the previous year. In 2017, the company plans to increase the quantity supplied to as much as 350 thousand tons of aviation fuel.
“We are extremely pleased that our existing partners express their wish to prolong our cooperation, it’s one of the best indicators that we are a reliable supplier. After all, maintaining highest standards of performance pays off when we build trust of customers to provide services at new destinations. We hope that while our network expands in a variety of destinations, we will maintain a loyal list of airlines and complement it with new customers,” comments Linas Geguzis, Chairman of the Board at BGS.
BGS operates in Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Riga, Tallinn, Warsaw Modlin, Warsaw Chopin, Krakow, Katowice, Radom, Zhukovsky, Kiev Zhuliany, Kiev Boryspil, Odessa and Lviv airports. In these airports BGS provides services to such carriers as Ryanair, Wizz Air, Ukraine International Airlines, Aeroflot, Wow Air and others.
Annually, the company serves more than 2.4 million passengers and 13 thousand flights. On average, BGS transports and fills in more than 250 thousand tons of aviation fuel annually. In addition, BGS has a fleet of tank trucks, consisting of almost 30 fuel transportation containers. BGS is a member of Avia Solutions Group family – an international, publicly traded aviation holding company with over 20 subsidiaries worldwide.