Universal Aviation, the FBO ground services division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., announced it has expanded its presence in the Latin America and Caribbean market with two new Universal Aviation® Certified member locations in Guatemala City, Guatemala (MGGT) and Luque, Paraguay (SGAS).
“Business aviation traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean continues to remain strong in most destinations, exceeding pre-pandemic levels,” said Adolfo Aragon, Sr. Vice President, Universal Aviation.
“However, the traffic influx combined with the global supply chain issues and staffing shortages presents new operating challenges.
“To address this, we continue to identify highly successful local handlers that share our commitment to standards and service.
“Bringing these new members into our network reduces risk and eliminates handoffs, one of the causes of trip disruptions.”
The new Universal Aviation Certified members include:
- Air Station S.A. at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Air Station has a 20-year track record of success and can expedite passengers and crew in and out of the airport in 15-20 minutes for international flights.
- Consorcio Aviation SRL at Aeropuerto Internacional Silvio Pettirossi (SGAS) Located in Asuncion, Paraguay. Consorcia Aviation has more than 30 years of ground operations experience and supports all types of missions and aircraft, including wide-body, cargo, and medical.
As a Universal Aviation Certified member, these locations have proven their commitment to service excellence by agreeing to Universal’s rigorous standards for ground handling quality, training, safety, consistency, customer service, and regulatory compliance—including compliance with international laws such as the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.