Published: Monday July 2, 2012 MYT 11:21:00 AM
MAS, Petron ink deal for A380 fuel supply
SUBANG: Petron Malaysia Sdn Bhd, formerly known as Esso Malaysia Bhd, and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) signed a deal last Friday to supply and purchase fuel on a mutually favourable rate for the latter's entire Airbus A380 flagship fleet for six months.
"The trust given to us by one of the world's leading airlines serves to strengthen our commitment to bring world-class fuels and services to the market and the supply of fuel under this special arrangement beginning July 1," said Ramon, who is also Petron Chief Executive Officer.
Nevertheless, to celebrate the new relationship, Petron provided complimentary fuel for MAS' inaugural A380 flight MH2 from Kuala Lumpur to London on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, MAS Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the national airline was happy to have found a supportive partner that was equally committed to the eco-friendly requirements of the Airbus A380.
"We are proud to say that MAS A380 is fuelled by Petron," he added.
MAS received the first A380 aircraft at KL International Airport earlier on Sunday and began preparations for its inaugural flight on the same day.
On June 5, MAS also enjoyed fuel supply from Petron when it hosted staff and guests on its A380 route proving flight-cum-joyride, which included VIP guest Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. - Bernama