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Fort Wayne Aero Center Joins the Air Elite Network

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2020 – HOUSTON – Air Elite® by World Fuel (Air Elite), welcomes Fort Wayne Aero Center (Fort Wayne) as the 77th member of the Air Elite Network. As a network member, this location will join those who meet the Air Elite standard of service excellence at distinct and customer-centric facilities. Just minutes from downtown Fort Wayne at Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA), those visiting this facility will appreciate the small-town feel while also enjoying the benefit of the FBO’s proximity to Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis. Fort Wayne’s modern and spacious facility includes heated hangar space available for the largest business aircraft up to and including a G-650 and Global 7500. Amenities are abundant and include an executive terminal with an open and welcoming lobby, conference centers, pilot’s lounge, fitness center and showers. Fort Wayne’s line staff is also NATA Safety 1st-trained, and for added convenience, a new U.S. customs clearance facility is located on the field. As a member of Air Elite, this location will undergo onsite audits to ensure consistency in service culture. Joe Behling, director of fixed base operations, Fort Wayne Aero Center, stated: “We at Fort Wayne Aero Center want to represent our city with a modern facility operated by a staff that always does the right thing. We will do the same in representing Air Elite as we maintain the standards of elevated service.” Steve Drzymalla, senior vice president for business aviation bulk fuel, World Fuel Services, stated: “As a popular business aviation destination, Fort Wayne Aero Center is an exceptional addition to the Air Elite Network. We welcome the Fort Wayne team whose services and facilities emulate the network’s commitment in Indiana and the surrounding areas.” In 2020, Air Elite has welcomed three new locations to its global network. As a member of the network, Fort Wayne will offer their customers points via the Air Elite bonus, an advantage that gives Air Elite members a larger bank of World Fuel Rewards points to award their customers for their business and loyalty. This location will also enjoy fast and paperless credit card processing via avPOS and pilots and flight departments will be able to utilize World Fuel Contract. *** About Air Elite® by World Fuel Air Elite® by World Fuel is a global network dedicated to elevated diamond service at distinct facilities. All members commit to service excellence, are audited to ensure the highest service and facility standards, complete the Air Elite Service Culture Training benchmarked by The Ritz-Carlton philosophy and enrich the guest experience with the Air Elite Bonus. 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 190 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit www.wfscorp.com.

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