ANN ARBOR, MI / November 10, 2011/ GENERAL AVIATION NEWS / Avplan Trip Support, the flight-planning company owned by AvfuelCorporation, has announced Jeffrey Reid, president of Houston-based Wing Aviation as the winner of a drawing for 1 million AVTRIPpoints – the equivalent of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond - for using Avplan to plan an international trip.
Reid, an industry veteran with an impressive list of accomplishments, and Chairman of Wing Aviation, John Wing donated the AVTRIP award toOperation Grateful Nation, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission it to build hope and sustainable futures for severely disabled veterans returning from Iraqand Afghanistan through career opportunities, education and assistance in life planning.
“My hope is that our donation will encourage others to help these kids who have done so much for our country,” Wing said.
“I’m grateful to receive this generous award from Avplan,” said Reid, “and thankful for the opportunity to use the award to assist our nation’s veterans.This is particularly fitting as our country celebrates Veterans Day on Friday, November 11.
”The million-point-promotion served as the kick-off to the announcement that Avfuel would begin awarding AVTRIP rewards points for flight planningservices through Avplan. “Integrating AVTRIP with Avplan provides AVTRIP members with even more valuable point-earning options,” said AvfuelDirector of Marketing Marci Ammerman.
Indeed, a wealth of point-earning opportunities are available through Avplan regardless of whether the AVTRIP member is a first-time or long-timecustomer. Those new to Avplan can earn points for planning their first international trip through the company. Loyal customers can earn points throughreferring new business. AVTRIP points are awarded to pilots, co-pilots and dispatchers on all international trips planned through Avplan based ondestination.
AVTRIP has an established reputation as a preferred loyalty rewards program because of the rapid pace at which points can be accumulated, the value ofthe rewards offered and automated reward administration. Points are available on fuel purchases at over 550 Avfuel-branded FBOs worldwide – manyof which run bonus point promotions throughout the year. In addition, points are available through newsletters, social media and website promotions.To sign up for AVTRIP rewards, visit www.avfuel.com/avtrip. For more information on Avplan, visit www.avplantripsupport.com.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logisticcompany nearly 40 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surround the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Our diverse market of customersinclude: fixed base operators, airlines, freight companies, corporate flight departments, military special operations and helicopter operators.
Avfuel combines globalaccess with personalized service throughout a fueling network over 2000 locations worldwide and 600+ Avfuel branded dealers and offers business solutions such asAVTRIP, an established, recognized pilot incentive program; the jet fuel savings program Avfuel Contract Fuel and Avplan, a flight-support and trip planning companyfor domestic and international customers. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on themovement of goods and services around the world.