In 1947 Shell and BP were first to establish and operate Aviation Aircraft Refuelling services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its agents Saudi Arabian Markets Ltd. In 1977, the agency operation was converted into a joint venture company named Peninsular Aviation Services Co, and commercially known as PASCO, with Shell 25%, BP 25%, and local shareholders 50%. PASCO being the first company in KSA that provided aviation fuel to the first aircraft that landed in KSA at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah.
PASCO has a long track record of supplying aviation fuel (Jet A1), operating aviation fuel storage facilities, and Into-Plane activities at several airports in the Kingdom like Jeddah, Medina, Tabuk, Hail, Qassim, Gizan, and Najran. In 2011, PASCO altered its marketing and operations strategy across the Kingdom and decided to exit domestic airports and limit its operational presence at only Jeddah and Medina International Airports.
Pasco has a wide diversified base of customers, including major international airlines and key local airlines like Nas Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines who Pasco has supplied fuel for more than 35 years at various locations in Kingdom.
PASCO is currently playing an active role in the development of Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport at Medina and the achievement of the ambitious governmental plan to increase air traffic at the airport. PASCO - in partnership with APSCO company – have succeeded to obtain the exclusive rights for the operation and maintenance of the new Fuel Supply System at Medina airport until the year 2037, this new state of art project includes the construction of new large storage facility and the use of the latest international standards and modern technologies in the field of storage and supply of jet fuel.