Shell Aviation has announced the expansion of its refuelling network in Germany as the exclusive supplier at Saarbrücken Airport (SCN).

Shell will provide Jet A1 and Avgas 100LL and implement its Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) programme at the airport, which serves scheduled and charter flights connecting business hubs and holiday destinations. Passenger numbers at Saarbrücken Airport are expected to increase by 20% in 2015.

"We are delighted to take the next step in our growth journey in Europe with such an exciting new collaboration," said Melanie Lane, general manager of Shell Aviation Europe. "Located at the heart of Europe, Saarbrücken has much to offer to commercial airlines and business aviation customers with regards to connectivity, facilities and services. We are very pleased to offer customers our high quality products for a safe, efficient and reliable refuelling experience at this new location."

"We are committed to providing an excellent service to our customers and it is crucial that our partners share the same vision," commented Thomas Schuck, CEO of Saarbrücken Airport. "In that regard, Saarbrücken and Shell Aviation speak the same language. For us, Shell’s key differentiator is their ability to combine the experience of a large and experienced company with attention to detail and care for customers."