Walter Lindo is Managing Director of Universal Aviation Venezuela – Caracas which has its main ground handing office in Caracas and supports flight operations throughout Venezuela. Walter is an expert on business aircraft operations in Venezuela and can be contacted at email@example.com.
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When operating to Venezuela confirm that you have all required documentation and be aware of currency control restrictions. Personal safety is best managed by sticking with known and secure transportation sourced by either your ground handler or hotel […]
Venezuela did away with landing permit requirements for many business aircraft operations staying less than 72 hours in the country at the airport of entry (AOE). Permits are still required for more than two entries in a calendar month or for longer stays, but documentation and procedural requirements […]
While Venezuela is a straightforward operating environment from the flight planning perspective, there are unique considerations to be mindful of in this operating arena. If you have unpaid navigation (nav) fees, for example, your outbound flight plan will not be accepted by Venezuelan authorities.
Off-airport security should be top of mind for all visiting passengers and crew to Venezuela. Your ground handler and hotel will be able to arrange appropriate and safe local transportation.
When operating to Caracas (SVMI) and other destinations in Venezuela, pre-planning service requests is always best practice. Due to high local demand, short-notice requests – particularly for jet fuel, secure transport, and in-flight catering – can be problematic.
Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures are relatively quick and trouble-free in Venezuela. For best results, however, there is no substitute for diligent pre-trip planning and awareness of regulatory nuances when operating to Venezuela […]
With permits no longer required for most stays of up to 72 hours in Venezuela, traffic to Caracas (SVMI) and other major destinations has increased. This has also increased demand for ground handling services, fuel, secure transport, and 4th-party services. Ground handling and […]
It’s become easier to operate short trips to Venezuela lately now that permits, for most operations, are no longer required if certain requirements are met. Business aircraft operators can look forward to high standards of aircraft support services at Caracas (SVMI). Quick turn tech stops […]
On July 17, 2012, requirements for Venezuelan landing permits changed – in a positive way. It’s now possible, in many cases, to operate to Venezuela without a landing permit. However, for operations that still do require landing permits, the process remains the same. Despite long lead times and rigorous documentation requirements, landing permits can be […]