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Air Elite adds locations in Australasia, South America and the Caribbean
The Air Elite Network is a quality mark for FBOs. Four very different locations are the latest to be accepted into the network: Platinum BAC's two facilities in Australia, Redwings in Mexico and St. Kitts & Nevis' KayanJet.
Read this story in our March 2019 printed issue.

Platinum Business Aviation Centre in Australia, FBO Redwings in Mexico and KayanJet in St. Kitts & Nevis have recently become World Fuel Services Air Elite Network members. Air Elite is a global network of World Fuel Service FBO members that have met and demonstrated the network's customer service standards.

Platinum Business Aviation Centre has two locations in Australia; Coolangatta on the Gold Coast and Essendon Fields in Melbourne. These locations boast five-star catering, hotel arrangements and limousine transfers. The facilities have a pilot lounge, VIP passenger lounge and airside vehicle access. Airside support includes 24-hour fuel and ground support, aircraft towing and servicing.

Aviation manager Dick Smart says: “Joining the Air Elite Network creates an opportunity for the Platinum Business Aviation Centres in Australia to be part of something bigger. Platinum is known in business aviation circles across Australia for its corporate jet support and charter operations through our Platinum BAC and Global Jet brands. Having recently expanded our FBO operations to now have a centre at Melbourne's Essendon Fields Airport, we are appreciative of this opportunity to be part of this group. We look forward to continuing to build the Air Elite brand and network in Australia, as well as providing Air Elite global customers a first-rate experience.”

KayanJet, which operates from Basseterre in St. Kitts & Nevis, is a boutique FBO that aims to provide luxury services and a relaxing environment for guests. Hallmark services include personalised concierge services, in-house baggage, immigration and customs handling.

General manager Jyoti Moolchandani comments: “We are pleased to be part of the Air Elite family and look forward to welcoming aircraft to our beautiful facility. We are also delighted to bring this brand to St. Kitts & Nevis, which has seen a recent surge in private jet traffic due to on-going development on both islands.”

FBO Redwings is located at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport in Querétaro, Mexico. Its location, only 100 nm from Mexico City, makes it an alternative for aircraft arriving and departing from the busier Mexico City and Toluca airports. Besides its FBO services, Redwings offers aircrat charter and management. In addition, the maintenance and repair facility that it has been operating at this location since 2010 is due to undergo expansion.

CEO Bernardo Moreno says: “We are honoured to be accepted into the Air Elite network. Our boutique style, exceptional service, state of the art FBO building, FAA repair station and charter operation make us a perfect match for the network. We are looking forward to supporting the network at Querétaro Intercontinental airport, the gateway to San Miguel de Allende, named best city in the world by Leisure & Travel magazine.”

The Air Elite Network, established in 2011, has grown steadily from 12 founding members to 72 locations worldwide. Each FBO member must meet a number of airport, facility and service quality standards to qualify for membership and fulfill stringent audit requirements to maintain membership.

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