Air bp-Jio moves to Rajkot International Airport

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Air bp has expanded its operations through the Joint Venture (JV), air bp-Jio, in India with a fuel facility at the new Rajkot International Airport.

Rajkot is an international hub and a greenfield airport at Hirasar in the state of Gujarat, serving the city of Rajkot and the Saurashtra region.

Owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), it is capable of handling around 2,800 passengers during peak hours. It is air bp-Jio’s 31st airport location in India.

Air bp-Jio began fuelling operations at Rajkot International Airport at the end of September with 575 fuellings completed to date.

Air bp-Jio worked to a tight schedule to secure regulatory approvals and deliver fueling facilities at Rajkot in good time for the airport to officially begin operations on September 10, after it was inaugurated on 27 July by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

This represents phase one of air bp-Jio’s new facility at Rajkot and follows the Indian Government’s decision to develop the airport into a large international airport to keep pace with demand. 

India has the third largest domestic aviation market globally and is poised to become the third largest and one of the fastest growing aviation markets after the US and China.

“Air bp-Jio excelled in making the fuel station ready in a short space of time with all regulatory compliances and approvals. The successful commencement of flight operations at Rajkot International Airport was very much dependent on air bp-Jio’s service. The team worked hard and met the target, as promised,” said, Diganta Borah, airport director, Rajkot International Airport.

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