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6 August 2020

SOCAR AVIATION launched its own refueling facilities at Milas-Bodrum Airport


SOCAR Aviation, one of the three largest fuel suppliers of Turkish air transport sector, put its refueling facilities at the Milas-Bodrum Airport into operation. The facilities are expected to refuel up to 3000 aircrafts a year. SOCAR Aviation, the SOCAR Turkey’s growing brand in the Turkish aviation sector, will now supply the Milas-Bodrum Airport in Muğla, Turkey from its own refueling facilities. SOCAR Aviation launched the facilities after winning the tender award by the Turkish State Airports Authority. On July 21, 2020 the first refueling operation at Milas-Bodrum Airport was carried out on a Turkish Airlines aircraft.

Annually 3000 aircrafts will be supplied

Together with its Milas-Bodrum facilities, SOCAR Turkey launched its first air refueling facility. The SOCAR Aviation’s Milas-Bodrum facilities was licensed by the Energy Market Regulation Authority. It includes three jet fuel tanks with a capacity of 1500 cubic meters. The facilities occupying a 4,105 square meter area with its existing infrastructure has a capacity of 70,000 cubic meters, which meets 50% of the airport’s total consumption. Hence, it is expected to serve about 3000 planes a year.

Next goal - Adnan Menderes Airport

SOCAR Aviation, which has entered the air transport sector in 2013, is already supplying jet fuel at several airports in Turkey. Alongside with Milas-Bodrum, where it has own refueling facilities, it supplies jet fuel at Istanbul, Sabiha Gokchen, Adnan Menderes, Antalya and Dalaman airports as well. While developing its investments in this sector, SOCAR Aviation is looking forward to launch a refueling facility at Izmir airport. SOCAR Turkey’s integrated infrastructure allows SOCAR aviation to benefit from the STAR Oil Refinery’s production capacity and to offer better services to the Turkish air transport sector.