Universal Aviation Expands Spanish Partnership

 - July 27, 2022, 11:54 AM
Through its partnership with Andalucia Aviation, Universal Aviation's ground handling network in Spain now includes 10 locations, the newest at Menorca Airport. (Photo: Universal Weather & Aviation)

Universal Aviation has expanded its partnership with Spanish ground handling provider Andalucia Aviation with the addition of Menorca to the Universal Aviation Spain network. The facilities at Menorca Airport include a dedicated general aviation ramp, onsite customs, immigration and quarantine service, crew and passenger lounges, and a prayer room. Menorca joins the Andalucia locations in Almeria, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jerez, Malaga, and Sevilla, and as with the others, it will remain branded under the Andalucia name.

Universal which has been providing ground handling services in Spain for the past four decades also operates in Madrid, Barcelona, and Girona, giving it a total of 10 locations in-country and 23 throughout the EMEA region.

“The Balearic Islands are one of the most popular and beautiful leisure destinations in the world,” said Gonzalo Barona Jr., general manager of Universal Aviation Spain, adding the islands are seeing record-setting traffic. “Based on the overwhelming success of our partnership with Andalucia Aviation, established earlier this year, we saw an opportunity to follow that model to work together to raise service levels, enhance facilities, reduce handoffs, and drive down risk at Menorca.” He noted that despite the high volume of traffic at Menorca, the company can facilitate turnarounds in less than 40 minutes.