Air Elite Blog

With the recent major weather events that have severely devastated the Southern U.S. and Caribbean, it has been very difficult to watch the humanitarian and environmental damage that
has ravaged these regions. The personal impact and property damage is unimaginable. Friends,
co-workers and members of our World Fuel Services and Air Elite Network families have lost
their homes, cars, personal belongings and businesses. Yet, through these times of hardship, the
response from our communities, authorities and volunteers has been inspiring. We have witnessed
touching acts of kindness and human compassion in response to the devastation from friends, family
and strangers. The resiliency of our human spirit and selflessness has been the silver lining to these
natural disasters. I’m honored to be part of the aviation industry, which has been able to assist in
relocations, evacuations and delivery of desperately needed resources and supplies. With everyone’s continued support, I’m optimistic the people living within these regions will recover, in time.

While our thoughts, prayers and support are with everyone impacted, we must continue to
look to the future. The future for Air Elite continues to be bright. Our global footprint of diamond
service locations now stands at 77 and there continues to be high demand from the global aviation
community for participation. Our World Fuel Services team, along with our member-comprised
Air Elite Board, will ensure we strategically expand the network and onboard new FBOs/
Ground Handlers that meet the qualifications and are passionate about delivering reliable, diamond-
level service.

Beyond our continued global expansion, you may be asking, “What’s next for Air Elite?”
Over the past five years, Air Elite has grown into a network that adheres to facility and service
excellence. Our World Fuel Services programs have been designed to assist Air Elite members
to better serve their customers, flight departments and aircraft operators. For example, our FlyBuys™ Rewards loyalty program allows members to link their purchases using products such as
AVCARD®, World Fuel Services Contract Fuel and World Fuel | Colt Trip Support to earn
valuable loyalty points while enjoying the facilities and services of the Air Elite Network locations.
The unique difference for those FlyBuys™ Rewards Members selecting Air Elite FBOs is that
all loyalty points are quadrupled on AVCARD® and doubled for World Fuel Services Contract
Fuel. Loyalty does have its rewards.

World Fuel Services and Air Elite are positioned to enhance our offerings further with industry
leading programs directed toward professional flight crews and aircraft operators. We are
developing specific programs tailored to meet the needs of our flight department customers. These
programs will be designed to provide unparalleled service, purchasing efficiency and economic
incentives.

I’m excited about the future and our capability to serve the aviation industry. Air Elite and
World Fuel Services are strategically positioned to provide diamond-level service and programs
to meet the needs of our expanding customer base. We look forward to sharing our vision as
we continue to build out the robust offer of our Air Elite Network this year and beyond.

Steve Drzymalla
SVP, Business Aviation Bulk Fuel
World Fuel Services

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