Tampa, FL (December 11, 2012)– World Fuel Services announced today that St. Thomas Jet Center located at Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Lehigh Valley Aviation Services located at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, PA have joined the growing Air Elite Network in the month of October.
A milestone for the network, St. Thomas Jet Center (www.sttjetcenter.com) has become the first Caribbean location to carry the Air Elite designation. Industry veterans, owner’s Michael and Susan Hancock have over 59 years of combined experience in virtually every facet of the aviation industry. Their experienced team and their recently renovated facilities are sure to help make your trip to this island paradise one to remember.
"It is an honor to be the first Air Elite FBO in the Caribbean. The completion of our facility renovations and new customs building streamlines the arrival/departure logistics to allow our customers spend more time enjoying this wonderful island," said Susan Hancock regarding her FBO’s recent Air Elite designation.
In yet another milestone for Air Elite, Lehigh Valley Aviation Services (www.lvasfbo.org) became the first Air Elite FBO owned and operated by a municipality. Lehigh Valley Aviation Services offers travelers great service and convenient access to the Lehigh Valley, Pocono Mountains, greater Philadelphia and Western New Jersey at a lower cost when compared to other local airports. The Lehigh-Valley Airport Authority worked closely with the Air Elite team to make the transition efficient and seamless.
"All of us at Lehigh Valley Aviation Services are excited to be part of the Air Elite network. We feel that the combination of World Fuel Services and the Phillips 66 brand gives us the tools we need to grow our business now and position ourselves for future success. We look forward to partnering with other Air Elite members to establish Air Elite as the premier name in FBO services," said Darren Betters, Lehigh Valley International Airport’s Director of Commercial Services.
With the addition of St. Thomas Jet Center and Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, the Air Elite Network now includes 25 locations world wide. The network was established in late 2011 and each FBO must meet a number of airport, facility and service quality standards to qualify for membership.
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About Air Elite
Air Elite is a global network of FBOs that offer premium services and facilities with excellence in safety and training. Serving all sizes of aviation clients, Air Elite FBOs are strategically located around the globe to meet the needs of the business aviation industry. www.airelitenetwork.net
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About World Fuel Services Corporation
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a leading global fuel logistics company, principally engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation, marine and land fuel products and related services on a worldwide basis. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 6,000 locations in 200 countries and territories, including airports, seaports, tanker truck loading terminals and other customer storage locations. With 48 strategically located global offices, World Fuel Services offers its clients a value-added outsource service for the supply, quality control, logistical support and price risk management of marine, aviation and land fuel.
The Company's global team of market makers provides deep domain expertise in all aspects of marine, aviation and land fuel management. Aviation customers include commercial airlines, cargo carriers, private aircraft and fixed base operators (FBO's), as well as the United States and foreign governments. World Fuel Services' marine customers include international container and tanker fleets, cruise lines and time-charter operators, as well as the United States and foreign governments. Land customers include petroleum distributors, retail petroleum operators, and industrial, commercial and government accounts. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit www.worldfuel.com
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