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Joint venture links Drivania and Universal
New joint venture Drivania BizAv will focus on delivering ground transportation for business aviation. It aims to reduce fourth party handoffs and scheduling errors. and improve response times.
Drivania and Universal have formed a new ground transportation joint venture.

Private transportation company Drivania Chauffeurs and global mission management provider Universal Weather and Aviation have agreed the formation of a new joint venture. Universal's ground transportation business, formerly under Universal Private Transport, will combine with Drivania's business aviation division, Drivania BizAv, to create a new ground transportation company focused on the business aviation industry.

“Both organisations share a common vision to reduce operating risk and enhance business aviation operators' ground transportation experience by reducing handoffs, simplifying logistics through trip integration and delivering a leading digital experience,” says Universal executive vice president, international Charlie Mularski. “We're combining our two ground transportation networks to create something bigger, that gives our customers more options. And it will be seamlessly integrated into Universal's global trip planning and logistics network through Drivania's digital platform; when an operator makes a trip change, the ground transport automatically changes with it.”

The combination of Universal's and Drivania BizAv's networks will provide customers an expanded chauffeur and vehicle network, guaranteed by the Drivania quality process. It also promises a better digital experience, which includes the Drivania online booking platform to manage bookings, faster booking response times and streamlined notifications, all supported by a dedicated team with a private aviation expertise.

“Together, we are working to create the most technologically advanced and reliable business aviation chauffeur network in the world, to provide the best user experience for business aviation clients,” says Drivania Chauffuers CEO and owner Igor Martret. “Besides the technological advantages, these clients will be supported by a 24/7 dedicated operations and customer service team placed at our headquarters in Europe and the US. We have sized our team to ensure this new project's success.”

Drivania Chauffeurs was founded in 2001 and offers premium chauffered services in more than 1,000 locations and 190 countries for business travel, lifestyle & luxury travel, MICE and business aviation. It has been constantly evolving in order to adapt to industry needs and, above all, to new technologies. Its fully automated online booking tool allows users to book the most suitable ride option with all inclusive pricing in less than one minute. It adapts services to the passenger’s needs, offers an equipped and secure chauffeurs and vehicles network guaranteed by Drivania’s quality certification programme and a real-time service monitoring with 24/7 customer support provided by an international expert team.

Universal Weather and Aviation reduces operating risk and stress by accessing a global community of resources dedicated to helping operators prepare for unforeseen events, navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment and manage stakeholders’ expectations. Customised trip management services can be coordinated through a dedicated trip support team, online or via uvGO.

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