Wed, 16 November 2016

Air BP Expands to Indonesia with AKR Joint Venture

Air BP, an international aviation fuel products and services supplier, and AKR, an Indonesian distributor of chemicals, petroleum, logistics and supply chain solutions, have signed a joint venture agreement.

The joint venture company, PT Dirgantara PetroIndo Raya, will operate under the name of Air BP-AKR Aviation with the remit to develop an aviation fuel business in Indonesia.

Mr Haryanto Adikoesoemo, President Director of AKR, said, We are delighted that we have signed the joint venture agreement with Air BP. Air BP brings global expertise in all areas of aviation fuelling which matches AKRs expertise in providing fuel logistics, supply chain solutions and infrastructure across Indonesia. The joint venture will help meet Indonesias growing demand for aviation fuel. We look forward to working together for mutual success.

Indonesia is one of the worlds fastest growing aviation markets where domestic travel is projected to grow by an average of 15% per year, reaching 180 million passengers in 2021. The market is being driven by the strong economy with a growing middle class, an archipelago geography and increased tourism. Indonesia is now the worlds fifth largest domestic market, behind only the US, China, Japan and Brazil. 

Mr Jonathan Wood, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Air BP, said, Air BP sees a great future for aviation in Indonesia and is pleased to be involved in this market and contribute to its future development and success. Over time, Air BP and AKR aim to build a strong, sustainable and material business in Indonesia, drawing upon Air BPs global expertise combined with the skills and knowledge of AKR - a strong local partner. 

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