Universal Aviation Italy Opens Fourth Italy Office at Venice Marco Polo Airport (LIPZ)

GENEVA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2012) - EBACE -- Universal Aviation(SM), the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has officially opened a fourth office in Italy at Venice's Marco Polo Airport (LIPZ). Universal Aviation Italy also has offices in Rome at Rome Ciampino Airport (LIRA), and in Milan at Milano Malpensa Airport (LIMC) and Milan Linate (LIML).

Universal Aviation has more than 40 locations in 20 countries, and is known for adherence to standards for consistent, professional, personalized services, and regional expertise. Multilingual staff members provide solutions including UVair® fuel, credit for approved customers, trip planning, and more through Universal®.

"We are delighted to welcome Universal Aviation to Venice. Universal Aviation is recognized globally for the quality of its ground support services, and we are excited to be working with them to develop business-aviation services and traffic at Venice Airport," said Mr. Enrico Marchi, Chairman, Save -- Venice Airport Management Company.

Universal Aviation Venice, which is available 24/7/365, can provide and arrange the following services:

  • Full VIP meet-and-greet service
  • Customs and immigration coordination and assistance
  • Diplomatic and VIP passenger coordination
  • UVair contract fuel
  • Arrangement of all concierge and tourist services
  • VIP catering
  • Dedicated passenger lounge
  • Passenger and crew transportation as requested
  • Taxi boats services
  • Flight following and other communications
  • Standard weather briefing and NOTAMs
  • Ground handling services
  • Internet Access

"Even in the current economic climate, our three Universal Aviation locations in Italy have experienced increased movements year-over-year," said Jonathan Howells, Vice President, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. "Based on growth patterns and client demand, Venice was a logical choice for expansion of our global Universal Aviation footprint."

"We are very excited to now be able to offer our clients the high level of service and personal touch they already receive at our locations in Rome and Milan," said Lorena Carraro, Managing Director, Universal Aviation Italy. "In addition to ground support services adhering to Universal Aviation standards around the globe, we will also now offer our clients complete concierge services for Venice, including arrangement and recommendations for both passengers and crew on restaurants, transportation, and water taxis for this very popular destination."

For more information on Universal Aviation Venice, please contact vceops@univ-wea.com or visit Universal® exhibit #7080 at EBACE. For more information and a complete listing of all of Universal Aviation's worldwide locations, visit www.universalaviation.aero.

About Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
With 50+ years of experience in supporting business aviation and more than 2.5 million trip legs facilitated, Universal® has the knowledge and expertise to accomplish our shared purpose: the success of your trip. Our comprehensive resources include customized trip support, convenience through the UVair® Fuel Program, worldwide ground support from Universal Aviation(SM), online flight planning, aircraft data link, and more. For more information, contact worldwide sales at (800) 231-5600 ext. 3300 (North America) or (713) 944-1622 ext. 3300 (Worldwide).

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