Aviation Fuelling Becomes a Business Line in Its Own Right
– Founding of Skytanking Holding
The joint venture with ASIG at the Franz-Josef-Strauß Airport in Munich is designed for the long haul. Over time, however, it becomes clear that the two companies have diverging ideas, and so in 2001 Marquard & Bahls decides to set up Skytanking Holding.
Seeing as aviation fuelling contracts are signed for a term of one year at a time, the service mentality that is also practiced at Oiltanking is of prime importance for the entry into the business. Naturally there are some ropes to be learned: once the five-year operator license for the tank terminal at Munich Airport expires, the company has to prevail in a tender in order to obtain the license again.