EBACE Convention News

Avfuel Bolsters European Network

 - May 20, 2014, 3:00 PM

Global fuel provider Avfuel is on hand at EBACE 2014 (Booth 4634) with nine distributors from Europe and North America, including some of its newest branded dealers. The company’s affiliated Avflight FBO network has just acquired the former Eurojet facility at George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland, and the rebranded location–the company’s first outside the U.S.–will now participate in all company programs.

“We look forward to building on the current offerings in Belfast City and enhancing the FBO experience for our guests,” noted Avflight president Carl Muhs, “both those visiting for the first time as well as for former Eurojet customers.”

Also in attendance is Rizon Jet at London Biggin Hill Airport, which recently signed an agreement allowing it to offer Avfuel contract fuel and Avtrip rewards points as well as access to the Michigan-based company’s operational systems and training programs.

Iceland is a convenient tech stop midway between North America and Europe, and SouthAir at Keflavik International Airport specializes in quick turns and provides customs and immigration services.

Unijet is the newest service provider at Paris Le Bourget, Europe’s busiest GA airport, and its modern facility offers aircraft maintenance, lounges and conference rooms.

Air Service Basel at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse at the tri-national border of Switzerland, France and Germany is a prized addition to the Avfuel branded FBO and contract fuel networks, according to company vice president of marketing Marci Ammerman. “Basel is a major European cultural and business destination, making it a key location for operators of private and corporate aircraft,” she noted. Likewise, Million Air’s newly-opened location at Calgary International Airport in Canada also has signed on as an Avfuel-branded dealer. Currently the fastest-growing city in North America, Calgary is now home to the Canadian headquarters for many of major petroleum companies.

Michigan-based Avfuel has also unveiled its Avfuel Pro Card, which can be used for the company’s contract fuel, retail fuel and non-fuel purchases within its branded FBO and contract fuel networks. Account holders pay no annual fee or foreign transaction fees, and users can have the option of receiving one option for all transaction types.

“As Avfuel continues to broaden both our branded dealer network and Avfuel contract fuel networks, we realized it was important to give cardholders an advantageous tool to streamline the purchasing experience,” said Jonathan Boyle, the company’s contract fuel sales manager. “The Avfuel Pro Card maintains the best attributes of the former Avfuel Contract Fuel Card, with increased flexibility and enhanced usability to benefit operators everywhere.”