Harrods Aviation Newly Partnered with Air Elite at EBACE 2013

June 6, 2013

Exhibits at the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in White Plains, NY White Plains, NY (June 6, 2013) – Harrods Aviation, located at London Stansted Airport (EGSS) & London Luton Airport (EGGW) in London, United Kingdom, partnered with the growing Air Elite Network at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2013) on May 21, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Less than a month after joining the Network, Harrods Aviation representatives have traveled to White Plains, NY to showcase their FBOs and promote the Air Elite Network while exhibiting at the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in White Plains, NY (KHPN). Harrods Aviation’s Executive FBOs ( 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, and conference facilities. 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’s service philosophy aligns with the Air Elite Network and its “Diamond Difference” beautifully. We look forward to working with other like-minded 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. We are very excited by the response from our pilot and flight department customers regarding the new programs associated with our Air Elite membership. The international FlyBuys program is a perfect example of the sort of quality the World Fuel Services Air Elite Network brings which is truly a winwin.” said Will Holroyd, Harrods Aviation’s Sales and Marketing Director. Harrods’ customers will benefit by earning four times the FlyBuys Rewards on linked AVCARD transactions and two times the rewards on World Fuel Services contract fuel. The FBO will also will also be able to offer bonus rewards as an incentive to their customers. Pilots and flight departments can redeem FlyBuys Rewards for gift cards (including Harrods gift cards), travel certificates, charitable donations, merchandise and World Fuel Services invoice credit. Including Harrods Aviation, the first UK-based Air Elite FBOs, the Air Elite Network now includes 30 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. *** 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. 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

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