Air Elite, the World Fuel Services sponsored network of high-end FBOs has seen strong growth so far this year with seven new locations added, including six in Latin America and the Caribbean, bringing the total number of participating FBOs to 45 worldwide. Among the recent additions to Latin America and the Caribbean are Caribbean Support & Flight Services at Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport at Barranquilla in Colombia, Jet Aviation Nassau in the Bahamas, World-Way Aviation at Sorocaba’s Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport, near São Paulo inBrazil, Ecuacentair, which operates from the general aviation building at Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador, the Yu Lounge, operated by Leeward Flight Services at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis and Jet Centre Curacao, at Hato International Airport on the southern Caribbean island country. They join Aerocardal Limitada at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago Chile, Pazos FBO Services at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, St. Thomas Jet Center, and Cabo San Lucas International Airport in Mexico.
Air Elite was established in 2011 from the remains of the former Exxon Avitatnetwork, and to maintain the standards of the group, each location must meet specific criteria for customer service and the quality of their facility to be considered foracceptance. World Fuel Services expects the growth of the network will allow for better connectivity for business aircraft operators as they move between Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. It expects the network to eventually total more than 100 members.