Kannur international airport set to get its first ATF supply


The first truck carrying aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for Kannur International Airport started off from BPCL Kochi Refinery.

The truck, carrying 29 kilolitres of ATF, was flagged off by V Thulasidas, Managing Director, Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL).

BPCL, through its joint venture BPCL KIAL Fuel Farm Private Limited (BKFFPL), has set up the fuel farm to cater exclusively to the ATF marketing companies at KIAL. The farm set out in three acres consists of two aboveground tanks of 450 KL capacity, two underground tanks of 45 KL capacity, four tank lorry bays for decanting and refuelling ATF, administration building, associated pipelines and other facilities.

Apart from setting up the fuel farm, BPCL had invested 216.80 crore in the development of Kannur International Airport and has a 21.68 per cent stake in KIAL.

BPCL was one of the first investors in Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) when it was constituted in 1994 and has a stake of around 3.43 per cent. It also runs the aviation fuel farm at CIAL. Read More

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