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Harrods Aviation Joins the Air Elite Network

May 21, 2013

Network Grows to 29 FBOs Worldwide as the Network’s First UK-based FBOs Sign Geneva, Switzerland (May 21, 2013) – With the back drop of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2013), World Fuel Services announced today that Harrods Aviation, located at London Stansted Airport (EGSS) & London Luton Airport (EGGW) in London, United Kingdom, has signed up to join the growing Air Elite Network, a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. Harrods Aviation’s Executive FBOs (www.HarrodsAviation.com) are part of the Harrods Group which encompasses several, exclusive, luxury operations including London’s iconic Harrods department store. Both Luton and Stansted-based FBOs provide convenient access to London and offer both passengers and crew an exceptional attention to detail and world-class service and amenities. Among the amenities offered to passengers are luxurious lounge and washroom facilities, workstations, complimentary refreshments, conference facilities and a select range of Harrods merchandise available for purchase. In addition to this, Harrods offers exclusive VVIP lounges for high profile customers or small traveling parties whom require total privacy and discretion during their visit. Beyond the normal crew amenities one would expect from a modern FBO, Harrods Aviation at London Stansted offers crews the use of two private bunk rooms which can be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to a hotel in some instances and Harrods Aviation at London Luton goes above and beyond with its availability of multiple conference meeting rooms and additional security. In the area of ramp operations, both the London Luton and Stansted locations are able to handle all aspects of aircraft arrival and departure requirements including passenger handling, aircraft ramp and hangar parking, ground support equipment and the arrangement of all third party services. The Luton facility is equipped to handle aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 767, while the Stansted location can handle aircraft as large as a Boeing 747-400. “With almost two decades of a dedicated, customer service-focused approach to FBO operations, Harrods Aviation fits into the Air Elite Network beautifully. We look forward to working with other likeminded FBOs around the globe to bring strength to the Network while also maintaining the individual flair that sets the Harrods name apart from others in the industry. This relationship is truly a winning combination for Harrods and Air Elite!” said Will Holroyd, Harrods Aviation’s Sales and Marketing Director. With the addition of Harrods Aviation, the first UK-based Air Elite FBOs, the Air Elite Network now includes 29 FBO locations worldwide. The network was established in late 2011 and each FBO must meet a number of airport, facility and service quality standards to qualify for membership. “We are pleased to add Harrods to our growing network of Elite FBOs worldwide. Each new Air Elite location provides the ability for the to network grow stronger not just in locations served, but through the collaborative efforts of the FBO team members,” stated Michael Clementi, President Aviation, World Fuel Services. *** 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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