Universal Aviation is expanding its network in Greece

Universal Aviation, the ground handling branch of global air services provider Universal Weather and Aviation, has expanded its coverage in Europe with the opening of Universal Aviation Greece – Paros. Launched last week, the site is the third Universal in Greece, along with the Mykonos office opened last year and headquartered in Athens, which has existed since 1993 and provides supervisory ground support to the entire country.

Operation Paros serves the island, which has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece with local, dedicated staff who directly support the operators.

“Traffic to Paros has been growing steadily for years, but has risen to new heights since the pandemic. Due to lagging demand, demand for cities, parking and services is even more demanding,” said Yiannis Arkoulis, CEO of Universal Greece. operation.

Adolfo Aragon, senior vice president of the company, noted that Universal expects traffic to Greece to exceed last year’s record volume based on inquiries about reservations and travel. “We are aggressively expanding across the Mediterranean to meet this subdued demand and improve our customers’ experience in congested and demanding destinations like Paros, ”he said.

At EBACE, Universal (booth M59) announced that it has received a Level 1 registration under the International Standard for the Management of Aircraft Management (IS-BAH) for its location in Madrid at Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Barajas Airport. The Madrid office is the headquarters of the Universal Spain division, which earlier this year expanded its operations to six other airports (Almeria, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jerez, Malaga and Seville) in partnership with Andalucia Aviation, reaching a total of nine locations in countries. Spain has recently experienced an increase in private air traffic, which in some locations even exceeded the pre-pandemic level.

“Acquiring IS-BAH accreditation at our headquarters in Madrid, Spain, proves that we are committed not only to meeting restrained demand, but to doing so at the highest level of security and service,” explained Gonzalo Barona Jr., Universal’s Head of State for Spain. . “We are committed to striving for IS-BAH accreditation at all of our locations.”

Finally, the company noted that weekend operations at RAF Northolt Airport in London will begin on June 1, giving customers access seven days a week.

“Limited hours are the only thing that has kept Northolt from being one of the most popular business aviation airports in the London area,” said Sean Raftery, Universal’s regional general manager. “Since taking over the management of Northolt in 2021, we have been working with the RAF for the second time to extend the airport’s working hours.”

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