Universal Aviation expands operations in Dominican airports

the global ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. announced that it has expanded its presence in the Dominican Republic, along with its local partner AVIAM, by opening three new offices in Puerto Plata, Samana and Santo Domingo, as these are destinations with three airports frequented by commercial aircraft operators accessing popular tourist destinations on the island.

The three new locations join existing locations in La Romana and Punta Cana, giving the network a total of five locations in the Dominican Republic and 23 in total in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dominican Republic had been gaining a lot of popularity as a destination for private aviation,” said Danilo Rosario Jimenez, Universal Aviation’s country director.

“The government of the Dominican Republic has done an excellent job in creating a safe environment for tourism in today’s Covid-19 world. There is no slowdown in sight. To ensure we can meet the needs of our customers on the ground, we expanded to the most in-demand airports and close to world-class resorts in Puerto Plata and Samana, as well as the business center of Santo Domingo,” he emphasized.

“The pandemic has not slowed this growth, but rather accelerated it. Tourism is booming and the Dominican Republic has become one of the most sought-after private aviation leisure destinations in the world. Based on anticipated travel requests, we anticipate an extremely high upcoming vacation season in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Caribbean,” he added.

He further noted that “prior to Covid-19, private aviation parking at airports near the most popular resorts was limited. “Now, it is wide open for private operators, who are taking advantage of the parking opportunities and are now able to offer their services to the private aviation industry,” he said.

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