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Air Elite Network Expands to 73 Global Locations

RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2019

World Fuel Services

Pete Stevens, +1 281-280-2114, [email protected]

May 20, 2019 – Global – Two new Air Elite locations have been launched in the Las Vegas area. North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT) and Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) are the most recent members of the network which now benefit Air Elite customers with premium FBO services.

North Las Vegas Airport, operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation, recently completed $2 million in renovations to its 15,600-square-foot terminal, modernizing the look and feel. The newly designed terminal features updates to the customer lobby, crew lounge, meeting spaces, and rental car facilities. The services and amenities include a restaurant, maintenance & avionics services, and heated hangars with large square footage. There are two meeting rooms, one with a 20-person capacity, and another with a 65-person capacity to accommodate any flight crew size.

Clark County also invested $30 million in Henderson Executive Airport, host of the 2019 NBAA static display, to create a premier business aviation center for those visiting Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley. The airport offers full-service fueling, planeside limousine services, an onsite bar and restaurant, sleeping quarters, and a Part 145 repair station including full-service turbine & rotorcraft maintenance.

Both Las Vegas-area locations train their line service teams in accordance with the NATA Safety First program, and are just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, making either airport a convenient and economical alternative to busy McCarran International Airport.

This June, both Las Vegas-area locations will hold events in celebration of their new membership within Air Elite. North Las Vegas Airport’s celebration is taking place on June 11, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Henderson Executive Airport’s celebration will be on June 13, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Customers and operators within the aviation industry are welcome to attend either celebration.

Ben Czyzewski, Assistant Director, General Aviation, representing both locations said: “Henderson Executive and North Las Vegas airports are proud to be the newest members of the Air Elite Network. In addition to our commitment to delivering a safe and exceptional customer experience, the Clark County Department of Aviation has collectively invested more than $70 million into these airports to ensure pilots and passengers are welcomed by upscale facilities and amenities. We find great value in being able to bring the Air Elite brand to the Las Vegas area, offering customers a world-class experience. We look forward to evolving through our participation within Air Elite, as well as networking with all the members from prestigious FBOs around the globe.”

Steve Drzymalla, SVP, Business Aviation Bulk Fuel Sales at World Fuel Services said: “In today’s competitive Business and General Aviation market, we recognize the value of assuring operators and their passengers confidence when visiting an Air Elite FBO. We firmly vet each location prior to granting them approval to join the network. North Las Vegas and Henderson Executive airports’ commitment to their customers and dedication to elevated service, as well as their upscale facilities make it apparent these locations are perfectly aligned with the Air Elite promise, and will make excellent additions to the network.”

The Air Elite Network, established in 2011, has grown steadily from 12 founding members to 73 locations worldwide. Each FBO member must meet a number of airport, facility, and service quality standards to qualify for membership. Members of the Air Elite Network offer elevated service training as there are stringent audit requirements to maintain membership.

Visit the Air Elite Network at the 2019 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in the World Fuel Services stand #A67, May 21-23, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.