Bestfly becomes only FBO to provide fuel in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bestfly has signed an agreement with Angola’s energy company Sonangol to operate its own dedicated fuel bowser. The bowser will be based at the FBO and will be in Bestfly colours.
The agreement enables Bestfly to control fuel supply to aircraft from its own 45,000 litre bowser provided by Sonangol of Angola. This makes Bestfly the only FBO with a dedicated aviation fuel supply in the Sub-Saharan area of Africa.
Bestfly has been Sonangol’s largest dedicated private aviation fuel customer since the FBO opened five years ago, and the agreement is an extension of this long-standing relationship.
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Nuno Pereira, managing director of Bestfly said: “We have a lot of trust between the companies and this has helped us reach this agreement.”
“We have seen a dramatic rise in demand over the last couple of years, and Sonangol has acknowledged the increased volume of our uptake. We are delighted they have agreed to work with us to enable a more efficient service to our customers,“ added Pereira.
Executive aircraft movements in and out of Luanda International Airport continue to grow as the mineral and energy markets grow. The new deal supports this growth at the airport. The bowser began operations in April 2015, and has already fuelled aircraft up to Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ320 in size.
For larger aircraft Sonangol will provide a second bowser as needed.
Pereira said: “Our customers have an improved experience as a result of the deal and we are delighted to be one of the few FBOs in Africa that can supply aviation fuel direct to the aircraft, its still unusual on the continent for an FBO to control their fuel supply but we hope this is the start of a trend.”