IBEF: January 01, 2020
IndianOil has commissioned its 119th Aviation Fuel Station (AFS) at Agatti Island in Lakshadweep. Air flight operating between Kochi and Agatti did the inaugural refueling.
It is expected that Agatti AFS will provide to the aviation fuel needs of Indian Navy, Pawan Hans, Coast Guard, Alliance Air and other chartered flights.
Agatti is the only island with a runway strip in the remote Lakshadweep islands off Kochi, thus, the only aerodrome in the area. It is a scenic island that is just 7.6 km long situated on a coral atoll (called Agatti atoll).
The IndianOil Agatti AFS expects to provide service to around 2-3 flights daily in the initial time. This availability of jet fuel in Agatti, Lakshadweep is expected to enhance tourism to the so far unexplored region of the country.
The IndianOil Aviation Service is among the top leading aviation fuel solution provider in India and the most-preferred supplier of jet fuel to major international and domestic airlines. IndianOil Aviation Service has a capacity to refuel over 2000 flights in a day which is more than one aircraft per minute, from the bustling metros to the remote airports connecting the vast Indian landscape, from the icy heights of Leh (the highest airport in the world at 10,682 ft) to the distant islands of Andaman & Nicobar.
It also fulfills the fuel requirements of the Indian Defence Services, further refueling VVIP flights at all the airports and remote heli-pads/heli-bases across the Indian subcontinent. IndianOil is the only oil company in the country to market the widest possible range of fuels used by the aviation industry in India- JP-5, Avgas 100LL, Methanol Water Mixture, Jet A-1 and aviation lubricants, etc.
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