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Air Elite® Network Welcomes Deer Jet FBOs First Chinese FBOs to Join the Network

December 6, 2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 6, 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.

Founded in 1995, Deer Jet is the first and largest professional business aviation company in China. Since inception, Deer Jet has built an impressive list of accomplishments and industry firsts within China and the Asia-Pacific region. Operating the largest charter fleet in Asia, Deer Jet also provides FBO/ground handling, maintenance, and aircraft management services.

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 we add a new milestone to the enhancement of our services, strengthening our competitiveness in China’s business aviation industry. We promise to deliver extraordinary customer experiences based on the highest international standards. We are 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.”

Deer Jet is the largest business aviation company in the Asian-Pacific region and was the first business aviation company in China. It started investing in the construction of its first FBO in Beijing in 2008. Today, eight FBOs in Changsha, Shenzhen, Sanya, Haikou, Nanning, Guilin, Hangzhou and Xi'an are in operation. The company has become the only operator in China with a comprehensive FBO chain. Deer Jet will continue to further expand its FBO network across China 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.

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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.

About World Fuel Services Corporation

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally 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. For more information, call 305‐428‐8000 or visit www.wfscorp.com

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