Royal Jet Joins the Air Elite Network

May 22, 2013

Signing of the Abu Dhabi FBO Marks the Network’s Second UAE-based FBO; 30 Worldwide Geneva, Switzerland (May 22, 2013) – World Fuel Services announced today that the Air Elite Network has continued it’s rapid growth by signing Royal Jet at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2013). Royal Jet (, located at Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA) in the United Arab Emirates, marks just the second FBO in the Middle East to carry the Air Elite service designation. At “the crossroads of the world,” the Royal Jet FBO is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi’s city center and 50 minutes from Dubai. The facility is ideal for technical stops for aircraft flying to or from Asia and the Far East. With no runway queue or slot restrictions on the field, Royal Jet offers a guaranteed 40 minute turnaround time for transient aircraft stops. Beyond the 24/7 ground services and maintenance offered by Royal Jet, the FBO’s customers also benefit from the added convenience of an on-site security, customs and immigration department. The Royal Jet terminal offers both leisure and business passengers red carpet service featuring executive hostesses, state-of-the-art conference rooms, and comfort and luxury in their VIP lounges. A separate lounge offers crew members a rest area with internet access along with refreshments to keep them flight ready. “Royal Jet is honored to join the Air Elite Network. As a partner to international business and general aviation clientele, we aim to provide unparalleled levels of service and exceptional operational expertise to all those who visit our facility. We look forward to working with other members of the Air Elite Network to strengthen this service offering in Abu Dhabi and across the globe,” said Royal Jet’s Chief Executive Officer, Shane O’Hare With the addition of Royal Jet, 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. “We are very proud to welcome Royal Jet to the Air Elite Network. The quality of their facility and their reputation makes them a perfect fit for the Network. Moreover, their strategic location is right in line with the ambitious international growth goals which we have placed on the Air Elite Network,” 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. 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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