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Universal Aviation expands presence in Spain
Many locations in the south of Spain are enjoying a renaissance after the pandemic, and Universal Aviation expects this to increase as restrictions ease over coming months. A partnership with Andalucia seems timely.
Ground Handling in Seville, Spain.

Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, has expanded its presence in Spain. Universal Aviation Spain has teamed up with Andalucia Aviation Services, adding six ground handling locations in the south of the country. As part of the agreement, the locations will remain branded as Andalucia Aviation locally but will now fall under the Universal Aviation network.

“We've experienced increased demand from our clients to leisure destinations throughout southern Spain,” says general manager Gonzalo Barona, Jr. “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.”

The six new locations include Almeria, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jerez, Malaga and Seville, and they join three existing Universal Aviation Spain locations in Madrid, Barcelona and Girona, giving the network a total of 23 locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Universal Aviation Spain has been providing ground handling services in Spain for more than 43 years.

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 it over the years,” he adds. “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 joining the Universal Aviation network, it will now be backed by Universal's vast global resources and network. Our customers will benefit from fewer handoffs, which will reduce risk. Moving forward, we're committed to enhancing the 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.”

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