Turkey’s second-largest airport, Antalya (AYT), is set to become the first airport in Turkey ready to support a digital fueling process. After completing the final tests, the airport’s fuel provider will connect to the digital fuel network by 18th November 2020.

Antalya Airport

What Is The Digital Fuel Network And Why Is It Important?

Surprisingly, the fueling process at many airports still is very manual. The problem with fueling is that every airport is different. Different in terms of fuel supplier, fuel provider, and used IT systems. Especially from an airline’s perspective, which leads to manual and inefficient fueling processes. Moreover, verbal communication and paper-based documents dominate the process.

That’s precisely the problem digital fuel networks aim to solve. Fuel networks are digital platforms that act as a hub between airlines and fuel providers at airports. Accordingly, airlines only have to connect to one platform instead of integrating a sheer endless number of fuel providers. Digital fuel networks did very well the recent years and are available at a considerable number of European airports

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    Digital Fuel Network Provides Several Benefits To Airlines And Fuel Providers

    Connecting to digital fuel networks holds enormous potential. Besides accelerated processes and cost savings, digital fuel networks enable a genuinely paperless process. On top of that, the digital approach eliminates verbal communication from the process. Thus, the risk of infection in times of COVID vanishes.

    Antalya Joins 28 European Airports

    As the first Turkish airport, Antalya joins a network of 28 other European airports. Moreover, on a global scale, the system contains more than 50 airports across three continents.

    That includes significant hubs, such as Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), or Amsterdam (AMS) — but also mid-sized airports, for example, Zurich (ZRH), Vienna (VIE), or Goteborg (GOT). 

    Connecting Antalya A Joint Project Of Airlines, Fuel Provider, and Technology Provider

    Connecting the first Turkish airports has been a joint project of Lufthansa, Sunexpress as airline partner, various Petrol Ofisi, and ID1 as a technology provider. 

    “Together with our airline and fuel partners, we are amazed to connect Antalya to our digital fuel network,” says Benjamin Walther, CEO of ID1. “We’d love to continue on that path and connect additional Turkish airports in the upcoming months.”

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    Antalya Airport

    COVID-19 Drives Digitization

    Driven by COVID-19, many airlines, airports, and fuel providers are accelerating digital projects. Besides, Antalya, Naples, Venice, Milan Linate, Prague, Larnaca, and Singapore recently connected to the digital fuel network. “On top of that, we are in the progress of connecting the first airports in Australia and Canada,” adds Benjamin Walther. 

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    Benjamin is an information-enthusiast, a content-maniac, and CEO of Information Design (in this order). His daily business revolves around pioneering solutions with the aim to change the way companies use information. His visions are based on expertise gained in more than 15 years in the industry, and working with renowned companies all over the globe.