WOKING, England, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Q8Aviation, one of the world's leading providers of jet fuel, has strengthened its network of European airports with the recent addition of Frankfurt-Hahn and Liège.

Frankfurt-Hahn, located 120 kilometres west of Frankfurt, operates primarily as an airport for low-cost carriers and is also Germany's fourth largest cargo airport. Despite the economic downturn, Frankfurt-Hahn has continued to increase both its passenger and cargo business in recent years. Q8Aviation launched fuelling operations in April 2010 and has already secured its first customer.

Q8Aviation has also won its first customer at Liège with United Air Services (UAS). Liège, in the east of Belgium, is another important freight airport, ranked amongst the top ten in Europe.

Andrew Westmoreland, Managing Director of Q8Aviation, comments: The addition of Frankfurt-Hahn and Liège to our network is a logical move. Q8Aviation has invested heavily in state-of-the-art import facilities at Le Havre and Rotterdam, enabling us to provide airports across North-West Europe with a secure and reliable fuel supply. We are therefore actively seeking opportunities to further expand our regional network with airports that can benefit from these facilities.

Notes to Editors

Q8Aviation is the sixth largest supplier of jet fuel in the world.

Founded in 1983, the company is owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), the state company responsible for managing Kuwait's substantial oil businesses worldwide. The KPC Group has the fourth largest oil reserves in the world and is the leading jet fuel producer in the Middle East, providing Q8Aviation with a unique 'well head to wing tip' fuel supply.

Q8Aviation provides jet fuel to around 200 airlines at more than 60 airports across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East. In addition, Q8Aviation has the expertise to provide a wide range of technical services, including inspections of fuelling procedures and facilities and the provision of training, to companies worldwide.

Q8Aviation head office is based in Woking, UK. Visit: http://www.q8aviation.com.

SOURCE: Kuwait Petroleum International Aviation Company Ltd (KPIAC)

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