Chairman’s Note: Universal Aviation Maldives! Operations begin November 2018!
My Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It was so nice to have the opportunity to visit with many of you last week at NBAA. It was an amazing show, and after speaking with you, I’m even more excited about partnering with you on your future missions.
One bit of news we announced while in Orlando, is the newest addition to our Universal Aviation worldwide ground support network: Universal Aviation Maldives. It’s simply a beautiful spot in the world, and as a result, it sees significant business and GA traffic creating a rapidly growing tourism economy. (Click here for photos!)
However, like many locations, operating there and having to rely on multiple third parties, and various levels of safety and service standards, created many challenges.
To help reduce your risk and stress and take more ownership when flying to the Maldives, we found an amazing partner in Inner Maldives Holidays, and together have launched the joint venture Universal Aviation Maldives.
Inner Maldives Holidays is a multi-award winning travel company providing tourism and travel services to the booming tourism industry in the Maldives since 1998.
Upon opening, Universal Aviation Maldives will become Universal Aviation’s eighth location in the Asia-Pacific region.
The combination of our strenuous international standards, processes, customer service, ramp safety, and compliance combined with Inner Maldives local talent and tourism expertise (they are awesome at helping arrange discounts for crews on local hotels, air transport, and tours) is going to deliver an experience worthy of this paradise.
You can read more about why we expanded to the Maldives and the services we’ll provide here.
We plan to be fully operational by the end of November. If you do have a trip headed there, I’d love to hear from you how it goes and if there’s anything we can do to better support you.
Heading toward the home stretch of 2018 and looking ahead to next year, it’s going to be a busy one, especially with high-traffic events. In the next few weeks, I’ll let you know some of the biggest ones that could have an impact on your missions.
Until then, safe travels!
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.