Company to work closely with authorities to ease transition to new operator

HOUSTON – Universal Aviation Aruba announced that it has decided not to submit a request for proposal to renew its lease to operate the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba. The existing lease started in 2005 and expires Dec. 31, 2017. W Aviation will take over the operation of the GAT starting Jan. 1, 2018. All trips planned to the GAT starting Jan. 1, 2018 should be coordinated through W Aviation.

“We are committed to working closely with the Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) to ease the transition to the new GAT operator and providing the same level of service our customers are used to through the expiration of our lease,” said Adolfo Aragon, Senior Vice President, Universal Aviation. “We thank our dedicated employees for their tremendous work supporting our customers over the last 13+ years in Aruba and have taken steps to ease the transition for them.”

Universal Aviation is the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and has more than 50 locations in 20+ countries.

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