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Air bp joins RIL to service Indian airports

Posted 14 December 2020 · Add Comment

The aviation business of the new joint venture of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp has now taken over refueling operations at 30 airports across India.

Above: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru.
Courtesy bp 

These locations had previously been operated by RIL alone.
RIL and bp announced the start of their new Indian fuels and mobility joint venture, Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML), which operates under the Jio-bp brand, in July 2020. bp and RIL expect the venture to grow rapidly to help meet India’s fast-growing demands for energy and mobility, including for aviation fuel.
The international aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air bp has added 11 new locations in India to its international network as part of the joint venture between parent company bp and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), and is working to add the remaining 19. Effective immediately, these 11 locations will serve Air bp’s commercial aviation, general aviation and military customers flying internationally.
Martin Thomsen, CEO, Air bp, commented: “India is a really exciting aviation market for Air bp, and the addition of these locations to our network offers our customers even greater choice when selecting a quality aviation fuel provider. We see the potential for tremendous growth in India over the coming years, and we look forward to working closely with this joint venture and welcoming our customers to their growing network.”
Harish C Mehta, CEO, Reliance BP Mobility Limited added: “With the advent of this joint venture, customers can now experience world-class service combined with the technology-enabled, secure and seamless aviation fuel supplies that bp and Reliance are known for. We are excited about the potential of this partnership for the Indian market and are looking forward to expanding our network footprint together and becoming an integral part of the Indian aviation growth story.”
The fast-growing Indian aviation fuel market is already the world’s third largest in terms of passenger traffic. The joint venture aims to increase its presence from 30 to 45 airports in India in the coming years.
Customers at these locations will benefit from the combination of both companies’ skills and experience, including Air bp’s international technical expertise providing assurance on product quality, training and operational and engineering standards. The joint venture will benefit from RIL’s strong supply position including product from Jamnagar, the largest refinery and petrochemical complex in the world.


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