25/10/2018 News

Has your flight been powered by Total Aviation fuel?

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Nowadays, jet travel might seem as simple as setting off from A to B, but there’s a huge list of things going on behind the scenes to keep aircraft in the sky; the supply of jet fuel being one of the most important.

 

Total’s range of jet fuels have been powering planes for more than 60 years and are used in 295 international airports in 72 countries, but have you ever wondered if you’ve flown in a jet powered by Total? Here are ten of the biggest airports supplied by Total – if you’ve passed through, we’ve probably fuelled your journey.

 

London Heathrow 

 

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The busiest airport in the UK and Europe, and the seventh-busiest in the world, Heathrow is supplied with Total JET A-1 fuel. Each year, some 78 million passengers pass through its gates, flying with 81 airlines to 204 destinations in 85 countries. The airport’s most popular destinations include New York, Dubai and Dublin, and its busiest day was on June 30th 2017, when it welcomed 213,668 passengers.

 

Amsterdam Schiphol

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Total’s JET A-1 fuel helps shuttle 68.5 million passengers through the Netherlands’ largest airport every year. The airport connects with 326 destinations along its six runways, placing it in the position of having most take-offs and landings in Europe, at 497,000 per year. Its most popular destinations include Dubai, Atlanta and New York, and this year it won an award for having the Best Airport Staff in Europe.

 

Paris Charles de Gaulle 

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Hosting just over 69 million passengers each year, Charles de Gaulle airport services 139 airlines and 319 destinations. Supplied with Total JET A-1, the airport has been in operation since 1974 and was designed by celebrated architect Paul Andreu. Between 1988 and 2006, Mehran Karimi Nasseri lived in Charles de Gaulle’s Terminal 1, inspiring the Tom Hanks film, The Terminal.

 

Berlin Tegel 

 

Berlin’s largest airport, Tegel ‘Otto Lilienthal’ Airport has five terminals used by 21 million passengers each year. Total’s JET A-1 plane fuel is used by aircraft parked at the airport’s 50 parking stands, and travellers can pass the time enjoying the unique rooftop visitor’s terrace that overlooks the runways.

 

New York City John F. Kennedy 

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The sixth-busiest airport in the United States and the main gateway to New York City, John F. Kennedy International Airport is supplied with Total JET A-1. Nine terminals and 175 aircraft gates comprise the airport, which employs 35,000 people and sees 59 million passengers, 1.17 million tons of air cargo and 448,000 air craft movements every year.

 

Dubai Al Maktoum Airport 

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Dubai’s second-largest airport, fuelled by Total JET A-1, is soon to become the heart of Dubai South, a planned economic zone development that should be home to 900,000 people upon completion. While Al Maktoum currently sees passenger traffic of 334,000 per year and 229,000 tonnes of cargo, when Dubai South is complete it’ll handle 12 million tonnes of cargo and 260 million passengers a year.

 

Tokyo Haneda Airport 

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Tokyo’s primary international airport, the fourth largest in the world, welcomed 85 million passengers in 2017. The hub, which won second place in the World Airport Awards last year, is linked with 92 destinations in 18 countries across the world, with flights being fuelled by Total JET A-1.

 

Singapore Changi Airport 

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Serving 100 airlines, 400 cities, 100 countries, 2.1 million tonnes of air freight and 62 million passengers a year, Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest transportation hubs. The airport, which uses Total JET A-1 aviation fuel, was named best in the world in 2017’s World Airport Awards, thanks in part to its butterfly garden, cactus garden, rooftop swimming pool, art installations and free, 24-hour cinema.

 

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 

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Powered by Total JET A-1, Bangkok’s largest airport saw just under 60 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of freight pass through in 2017. Suvarnabhumi Airport is planned to handle up to 100 million passengers and 6.4 million tonnes of cargo in the future, and has the world’s tallest traffic control tower, at 135m (443ft).

 

Total aviation fuel meets all international requirements, including AFQRJOS, the British DEF STAN 91-91 standard, the ASTM D1655 standard, and the NATO F-35 specification. Spanning JET A-1 turbojet fuel, AVGAS 100 LL piston engine gasoline and AVGAS UL 91 general aviation fuel, there’s a Total fuel for all aircraft. Contact our experts for more information and view our interactive online map with all the airports in the world that use Total Aviation fuel.