September 8, 2014
SUNRISE, FL—September 8, 2014 – Fuelstream, Inc. (OTC Pink: FLST) is pleased to announce it provided both fuel uplift and logistical services for the South African Soccer Team and V.I.P. Delegation, as part of its contract with the South African Government. South Africa’s national football team, known as Bafana Bafana, played their opening match of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan on Friday, September 5 in the 43,000 seat Al-Merreikh Stadium in Khartoum, Sudan.
Bafana Bafana left Johannesburg (FAOR) September 3 on Global Airways Flight Number GBB703 along with 18 members of the media, 14 supporters, and representatives from six team sponsors that included an international sporting goods manufacturer and several international brands. Flight Number GBB703 stopped at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (HTDA) to refuel before arriving at its final destination of Khartoum, Sudan (HSSS) on September 3. Fuelstream also handled the fuel uplifts and logistical services for the return flight. Bafana Bafana returned to Johannesburg (FAOR) on September 6 with a stop in Dar Es Salaam (HTDA) to refuel. The airplane used for Global Airways Flight Number GBB703 was a Boeing 737-300 aircraft and the tail number was ZS-ASL.
Fuelstream CEO, Thomas McConnell, said “Our employees here at Fuelstream would like to congratulate Bafana Bafana and their new coach Shakes Mashaba on their 3-0 victory over Sudan in the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations.” Mr. McConnell continued, “We are very grateful for this opportunity to provide such an important service to Bafana Bafana and the people of South Africa. The level of enthusiasm for Soccer in South Africa is extremely high and we wish Bafana Bafana best of luck in the rest of the tournament.”
Kevin Blanco, Vice President of Sales, added “Providing both fuel uplifts and logistical services to a flight carrying Bafana Bafana certainly puts Fuelstream in the spotlight. This is a tremendous opportunity for Fuelstream to showcase our capabilities and we expect our contract with the South African Government will continue to be a growing part of our business.” Mr. Blanco continued, “Our goal is to develop relationships with our customers and make certain we meet their every need. We believe that kind of service will provide us with other significant opportunities in the near future.”
About Global Airways
Global Airways is an International Air Transport Organization carrier whose activities cover acquisition, heavy maintenance, refurbishment and leasing of aircraft. Established in 2001, Global Airway’s main strategy is to offer full aircraft services and maintenance with a highly trained staff and crew compliment. The Company services many government and regional airlines based in South Africa and the Company is seeking to add fuel serving as a new business unit.
Freight – expanding its fleet in order to provide wide body freight service from Johannesburg through Africa, Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Passenger Service – reintroducing nonstop service to and from Miami International Airport to Cape Town, South Africa. This was a very successful route before political commitments in 2004 terminated service. Global Aviation intends to run 4 flights per week round trip.
Fuelstream is an operating fuel logistics company that concentrates its supply chain management efforts in the distribution of aviation fuel to corporate, commercial, military, and privately-owned aircraft throughout the world. Currently, a majority of the Company’s fuel and related services are concentrated in the sourcing, purchase and delivery of (Jet-A) fuel “into the wing” of private and commercial aircraft at various airports. With offices in Sunrise, Florida and Johannesburg South Africa, the Company intends to supply a variety of ground services either directly or through its affiliates, including concierge services, passenger and baggage handling, landing rights, coordination with local aviation authorities, aircraft maintenance services, catering, cabin cleaning, customs approvals, and third-party invoice reconciliations.
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