Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, announced it has expanded its presence in Spain.
Universal Aviation Spain has teamed up with Andalucia Aviation, adding six ground handling locations in Southern Spain. As part of the agreement, the locations will remain branded Andalucia Aviation locally but will now fall under the Universal Aviation network.
The six new Universal Aviation Spain locations include Almeria (LEAM), Ciudad Real (LERL), Granada (LEGR), Jerez (LEJR), Malaga (LEMG), and Sevilla (LEZL). The six new locations join existing Universal Aviation Spain locations in Madrid (LEMD), and Barcelona (LEBL), and Girona (LEGE) giving the network a total of nine locations in Spain and 23 total in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Universal Aviation Spain has been providing ground handling services in Spain for more than 43 years.
“We’ve experienced increased demand from our clients to leisure destinations throughout Southern Spain,” said Gonzalo Barona, Jr., general manager, Universal Aviation Spain. “Even with the current Covid restrictions, many of these locations are experiencing traffic levels exceeding their pre-pandemic numbers. We expect this to only increase as restrictions hopefully ease in the coming months.”
Barona said Universal Aviation will take advantage of the expertise and experience of the current Andalucia Aviation team members while continuing to enhance the company’s already strong track record of safety and service.
“Andalucia Aviation has had a long and successful presence in many of these locations, and we’ve enjoyed a great relationship working with them over the years,” said Barona. “Rather than starting from scratch, we decided Andalucia Aviation was the right company to partner with to expand our presence.
“Andalucia Aviation only has locations within Spain. By now joining the Universal Aviation network, it will now be backed by Universal’s vast global resources and network,” said Barona. “Our customers will benefit from fewer handoffs, which will reduce risk. Moving forward, we’re committed to enhancing facilities at these locations and raising service levels. We are continuing to identify additional opportunities to expand in Spain at the destinations our clients need us.”