RAWALPINDI: Located 20 kilometres from Zero Point Islamabad and over 25 kilometres from Saddar, Rawalpindi, the Y shaped, Pakistan’s largest and most modern first greenfield airport will be operational for international and domestic flights from April 20.
The airport will as the primary base of the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which recently got its own rebranding with the depiction of the Markhor on its fleet.
On Thursday 12 April, adviser to The Prime Minister on Aviation Division Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan inaugurated Pakistan’s largest and most advanced fuel farm facility at the New Islamabad International Airport, which was developed jointly by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Attock Petroleum Limited.
“We appreciate the efforts of PSO and Attock Petroleum to serve the aviation industry by setting up this huge, state-of-the-art fuel farm facility. This shows some serious commitment from both players to their mission of ensuring seamless fuel supply to the aviation sector,” the adviser said.
The facility’s smooth operation will be ensured by the offloading bays that are equipped with 600 USGPM pumps, a storage capacity of 10,000 tons with three vertical tanks, a 3,600 USGPM product pumping system and highly advanced refueling equipment comprising eight hydrants.
Speaking on the occasion, PSO Managing Director Sheikh Imranul Haque took pleasure in launching the country’s largest and most advanced fuel farm facility at the largest and most advanced airport of Pakistan.
“PSO stays committed to its mission of ensuring seamless supply of quality fuel products to every corner and industry of the country which we will continue to pursue with great fervour,” he said.
PSO is Pakistan’s largest oil marketing company with operations at nine major airports and over 35 years of experience in fuelling the aviation industry.
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Attock Oil Group of Companies Group Chief Executive Mr. Shuaib Anwar Malik said the fuel farm facility was a huge step towards efficiently fueling Pakistan’s aviation sector.
“At Attock Petroleum, we share our mission of meeting the nation’s fueling needs. This fuel farm facility, in partnership with PSO, is a strong manifestation of that very commitment,” he said.
Malik expressed confidence that the facility would effectively serve the aviation industry in coming decades and help people and businesses to move fast and safe.
Attock Petroleum is a progressive oil marketing company and part of Pakistan’s only fully vertically integrated oil group – Attock Oil Group of Companies – with collective experience of over 100 years and expertise in developing state-of-the-art infrastructure for storage, handling and delivery of quality petroleum products.