RD Petroleum Aviation an asset to increasing New Zealand Tourism numbers
RD Petroleum continues to make gains in aviation fuel with a site at Haast set to get Jet A-1 and Avgas early in 2019. Tourism on the West Coast has increased by 12% in 2017, above the National average of 6%. With the West Coast ranking number one for visitor expenditure (with visitors spending $548 million in the region). This means the site will be increasingly popular with tourism operators and a much-wanted asset to the region.
After a successful opening, the Franz Josef site continues to be popular, with 1.75 million international tourists visiting the national park in 2017 alone, in fact, during peak season the glacier receives 6000 visitors a day.
Aside from public access sites, RD Petroleum’s aviation operation continues to make gains, with a number of private businesses getting an RD Petroleum tank installed.