Avcard of Hunt Valley, Md., has signed a fuel agreement with the Chinese National Oil Co., China Aviation Oil & Supply Co. and eight other affiliated fuel suppliers throughout China. The deal also allows Avcard to supply aviation services at all other airports in the country as they are opened to foreign traffic, either temporarily or permanently. Through the agreement, Avcard holders can arrange their arrival at no additional cost. Daily updated fuel pricing and a list of aviation service providers are posted on Avcard’s Web site, . Avcard holders can use the Web site to make all associated travel arrangements ahead of time.
Also, according to Avcard, international visitors can minimize the inconvenience of the customs and immigration clearance process in Beijing by registering as a member of the Beijing Aviation Service Co. VIP Airport Club. Members hand over their appropriate documentation to club staff members and retire to one of the club’s VIP lounges. In about 20 min the staff members return with luggage and processed passports and paperwork. The passengers are then escorted to ground transportation.
“Avcard has seen a marked increase in cardholder purchases in China over the past few years,” said Warren Boin, Avcard v-p of marketing and business development. “With these agreements, our cardholders can focus on business opportunities and stop worrying about securing the necessary fuel and services.”