Universal Aviation has expanded its European ground handling network through a partnership with Andalucia Aviation. The move will add six locations in Spain, including Almeria, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jerez, Malaga, and Sevilla, all of which will remain branded under the Andalucia name. Those destinations join Universal’s existing Spanish locations in Madrid, Barcelona, and Girona, giving it a total of nine in Spain and 23 across the EMEA region.
“We’ve experienced increased demand from our clients to leisure destinations throughout Southern Spain,” noted Gonzalo Barona, Jr., the general manager of Universal’s business in the country. “Even with the current Covid restrictions, many of these locations are experiencing traffic levels exceeding their pre-pandemic numbers. We expect this to increase as restrictions hopefully ease in the coming months.”
Barona explained that the two companies have forged a longstanding relationship over the years. “Rather than starting from scratch, we decided Andalucia Aviation was the right company to partner with to expand our presence.” He added that the Spain-based customers will now benefit from access to Universal’s worldwide coverage.