Chairman’s Note – Barbados – Universal Aviation Continues Expansion!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As we move into July it’s becoming clear that the Summer peak season 2023 will be another strong year for business aviation!
We may still be a few months out from the annual fall pivot in international travel from Europe to the relaxed Caribbean retreats, but I’ve already got some exciting news to share that will enhance your experience in the region.
Over the last few years, we’ve rapidly expanded our worldwide Universal Aviation FBO and Ground Services network to deliver “the Universal Service Experience on the ground” and keep pace with the growing demand for elevated services at the top leisure destinations, such as the Dominican Republic, Mykonos, Nice, Italy, Turkey, and Spain’s Balearic Islands.
With that, I’m thrilled to announce that we have broadened our footprint once again – this time in the Caribbean through a new joint venture agreement with M Jet in Barbados at the picturesque Grantley Adams International Airport (TBPB).
With capital investment on the rise and plans for new international hotel brands establishing themselves, this beautiful country with all of its culture, history, world-class infrastructure, safety, and variety, has continued to grow in popularity with private jet owners in recent years, and we see no slowdown in sight.
Over the years, our customers have always received outstanding support from M Jet, and their state-of-the-art facilities are second to none. It’s been clear from the first mission they supported for us that the M Jet team’s commitment to delivering an unmatched experience on the ground is just as relentless as ours.
With this exciting joint venture, we’re delighted to incorporate
M Jet’s gorgeous facilities into the Universal Aviation brand experience and our customers coming to Barbados will be able to enjoy these superb amenities, known for their unrivaled privacy, tranquility, discretion, and efficiency.
The location of our FBO in the airport is the most private and exclusive in the country, with many advantages and customer benefits, making it a very strategic addition to our network.
This facility has two private hangars, a private apron, a secure gated facility, and even a pet quarantine area (we wouldn’t want you to be separated from your furry friends, would we?). Plus, we’re the only FBO on the island open 24/7!
Our promise – Quick, efficient, and discreet services that let you soak up the island life in no time; and believe me when I say our service is top-notch. Just imagine – our skilled team swiftly coordinating to navigate you through customs and on your way – usually in about 10 minutes.
Let me know if your travels will take you to Barbados this year, and I’m happy to connect you to our team there personally.
As always, thank you for your business, and your trust and confidence in Universal and our Teams in Houston and worldwide.
Here’s to a great rest of the summer!