Orlando, Florida (November 2, 2016) – World Fuel Services announced today that the Air Elite Network welcomes eight Deer Jet FBOs in China to their global network of diamond service FBOs. The addition of these Deer Jet locations expands the Air Elite Network into the Chinese market.
Deer Jet Co. Ltd was established in 1995 as the very first business jet operator in China providing clients with a comprehensive range of services including private jet charter, aircraft management, medical rescue, aircraft sales, maintenance, FBO/ground handling, helicopter operations, and luxury yacht services. To date, the company operates and manages a fleet of 90 aircraft flying to 820airports across 180 countries and territories. It is the largest business jet operator in Asia, managing the only BBJ 787“Dream Jet” in the world. In 2015, the UK-based World Travel Awards (WTA) titled the company “The World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”.
Deer Jet (en.deerjet.com/intserv/fbo.html) currently operates a chain of eight FBOs located strategically throughout China. Each FBO has been approved for membership and signed with the Air Elite Network:
· Shenzhen – Bao’an International Airport (ZGSZ) – Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
· Sanya– Sanya Phoenix International Airport (ZJSY) – Sanya, Hainan, China
· Haikou– Haikou Meilan International Airport (ZJHK) – Haikou, Hainan, China
· Guangxi– Nanning Wuxu International Airport (ZGNN) – Nanning, Guangxi, China
· Xi’an– Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (ZLXY) – Xianyang, Shanxi, China
· Hangzhou– Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (ZSHC) – Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
· Guilin Branch of Guangxi– Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (ZGKL) – Guilin, Guangxi, China
· Changsha - Changsha Huanghua International Airport (ZGHA) – Changsha, Hunan, China
Commenting on the benefits of this partnership to customers, Mr. Li Zheng, Executive Vice President of Deer Jet said: “Deer Jet operates Asia’s largest private jet fleet and is dedicated to enhancing its FBO ground handling services capabilities across China. By joining Air Elite Diamond Service Network and accepting the AVCARD aviation charge card, we are adding two new milestones to the enhancement of our services, strengthening our competitiveness in China’s business aviation industry. We are promising to deliver extraordinary customer experiences based on the highest international standards. For this purposes, we feel very proud to partner with World Fuel Services, becoming Air Elite’s first member in Asia. We welcome customers from all over the world to experience the Diamond difference at Deer Jet’s FBOs.
Today, Deer Jet operates eight FBOs in China including Changsha, Shenzhen, Sanya, Haikou, Nanning, Guilin, Hangzhou and Xi'an. The company has become the only Chinese operator with a comprehensive FBO chain. Deer Jet will continue to further expand its FBO network with unmatched professionalism and the most advanced service concept, further striving to improve the operating condition for the Chinese business aviation industry.
“The addition of our new Air Elite FBO members in an emerging market like China truly reflects the diversity of this network and our desire to grow Air Elite as a global standard in FBO service,” said John Rau, World Fuel Services’ Executive Vice President, Global Aviation & Marine. “Service excellence in our industry transcends borders and cultures. We are honored to welcome these new FBOs.”
Year to date, the Air Elite Network has grown by 12 locations. The network now encompasses 62 uniquely exceptional diamond service FBOs worldwide and has been growing steadily since it was established in 2011. Each FBO member must meet a number of airport, facility and service quality standards to qualify for membership.
About Air Elite®
Air Elite® is a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. The premier network of Diamond Service locations is strategically positioned around the world. The comfort of consistency is delivered through elevated facility standards and customer service. Air Elite offers customers the pleasure of variety with the local expertise and regional nuances of independently owned FBOs. www.AirEliteNetwork.com
Source: World Fuel Services Corporation
About World Fuel Services Corporation
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global fuel logistics, transaction and payment processing company, principally engaged in the distribution of fuel and related products and services in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
The company's global team of market makers provides deep domain expertise in all aspects of aviation, marine and land fuel management. Aviation customers include commercial airlines, cargo carriers, private aircraft and fixed base operators (FBOs), 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. The company also offers transaction management services which consist of card payment solutions and merchant processing services to customers in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit www.wfscorp.com.
Source: World Fuel Services Corporation