World Fuel Services completes acquisition of UVair


World Fuel Services has completed its acquisition of the UVair fuel business from Universal Weather and Aviation.

In addition, World Fuel is now the exclusive contract fuel provider for Universal Weather and Aviation.

UVair customers now become part of the World Fuel Network, can participate in World Fuel Rewards and purchase fuel at more contract locations at competitive rates. They will also be able to add AVCARD by World Fuel, to their portfolio.

AVCARD supports aviation retail purchases on everything it takes to operate a jet, including retail fuel, ground handling, flight training, maintenance, catering and more.

World Fuel’s cards enables invoices to be consolidated with line item detail across all network transactions to provide insight into customer’s aviation spending.

FBOs gain access to more flight departments with the addition of new UVair customers. Using the World Fuel Network’s marketing tools and World Fuel Rewards, FBOs can market their locations to the expanded audience. For example, they can use points to reward loyalty to flight departments or promote special events at their facilities.

Michael Szczechowski, senior vice president, business aviation sales – global said, “UVair Fueling Card holders and FBOs will benefit from an expanded offering like new technology and access to AVCARD. Our goal is to make our customers’ lives easier. We build advanced tools, like myWorld and Schedaero, and provide more methods to purchase, which are all connected to the World Fuel Network.”

As part of integrating the brands, World Fuel is issuing a new card design called the World Fuel | UVair Contract card, which incorporates both the World Fuel Services and UVair brands. This card, also known as the “New Black” card, has the same rewards and global acceptance as AVCARD and will be provided to heavy UVair Fueling Card users as well as issued as a replacement for lost or expired UVair cards.

“The UVair Card and UVair name are well-respected globally, and we value this heritage and broad acceptance,” said Malcolm Hawkins, senior vice president, business aviation sales – North America. “UVair customers joining the World Fuel Network will enjoy a world of benefits and capabilities. From competitive fuel prices to rewards points and the New Black card, flight departments will get increased value on every gallon purchased in our network. Our expanded solutions will help them manage their aviation operating costs and improve their operations.”

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