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Traditional Derby Pie Tops Off Louisville Executive Aviation's Churchill Downs Promotion

July, 2014

Traditional Derby Pie Tops Off Louisville Executive Aviation's Churchill Downs Promotion

Triple WingPoints® Rewards, free shuttle to and from track, customer appreciation cookout drew flights to FBO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When the greatest two minutes in sports commenced the first weekend in May, one fixed base operator led the pack in the pursuit of visitors flying into this Southern-influenced city stretching along the banks of the Ohio River.

Louisville Executive Aviation ran a promotion to match the allure of one of the world's most glamorous Thoroughbred horse races, the Kentucky Derby. The Phillips 66® Aviation-branded fixed base operator (FBO) offered customers comprehensive Red Carpet Service, with substantial fuel rewards, hotel-like concierge attention and more.

The Louisville FBO offered triple WingPoints® Rewards – which provide points for aviation fuel purchases immediately redeemable for gift or debit cards online – provided free shuttles to and from Churchill Downs, and tempted pilots and passengers with all-day customer appreciation cookouts on both Oak and Derby day. Its concierge service arranged hotels and rental cars at the FBO's rates, and even found last-minute Derby tickets.

To top it off, Louisville Executive Aviation handed out a Kentucky favorite – Derby Pie, a pecan, chocolate and bourbon-based confection – allowing customers to bring home a taste of a classic race that's steeped in tradition.

Just seven minutes from Churchill Downs, Louisville Executive Aviation has the benefit of being located at Bowman Field (KLOU), outside congested Class B airspace, with no arrival or departure delays. There are also no landing fees, and the FBO prices its fuel competitively for the area. Its line technicians are NATA Safety 1st-certified.

And speaking of traditions, Bowman Field happens to be one of the longest continuously operating general aviation airports in the country. It was an appropriate doorstep for visitors to one of the country's oldest sporting events, the 140th Run for the Roses.

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