VENEZUELA | Caracas
Simón Bolívar International Airport
A ground support facility at Simón Bolívar International Airport, supporting trips throughout Venezuela
On behalf of our team,
welcome to Venezuela!
Our door is always open, and you can find me anytime you need me. I will exceed your expectations with professionalism, honesty and respect. As the only licensed handler in Caracas, we have a duty to deliver efficient, uncompromised service. We have the ability to get things done right, with a personal touch, to help you keep your promises.
I look forward to seeing you on your next trip.
Universal Aviation in Caracas, Venezuela
Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Venezuela
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Spanish and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes – located in main terminal|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Maintenance?||Yes – by arrangement|
|Direct ramp access?||No – ramp access through terminal access door only|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||Required for certain aircraft; check AIP|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restrictions are in place.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Not implemented|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Not required|
|Airport fire protection category:||SVMI: 10|
Autopista Caracas-La Guaira is the major highway from Caracas to the airport. Follow the signs to Aeropuerto Simón Bolívar and look for the Domestic Terminal (Terminal Nacional) to the right side. Make a U-turn to the Auxiliary Terminal.
Facility contact information
Universal Weather and Aviation de Venezuela C.A.
Auxiliary Terminal, Office 1 and 2
Simon Bolivar International Airport
Maiquetia, Estado Vargas 1160
|Hours of operation||08:00 – 17:00 (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||Yes – landing permit required unless quick fuel stop.
GA restriction time are:
06:00 to 10:00 local time. NOT PERMITTED
16:00 to 19:00 local time. NOT PERMITTED
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
Recent articles discussing operating in Venezuela
from our Operational Insight blog
Operating Tips for Travel to Venezuela – Local Area, Culture and Hotels
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Landing Permits, Overflights, and Special Permits
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Flight Planning, Weather, & NOTAMs
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Security Planning
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Fuel, Security, and Additional Services
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
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… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Airport Operations
While short operations to Venezuela are easier today than they have been, due to the ability to conduct permit-free operations to the country for up to 72 hours, there are still potential challenges to be aware of. It’s important to work closely with your 3rd-party provider… Read more.
Business Aviation in Venezuela Series: Ground Handling
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… Read more.
Considerations When Operating to Caracas
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… Read more.
Venezuela Flight Planning Changes – What you need to know
The flight plan process requirements in Venezuela have recently changed. In addition to navigating the new documentation requirements, you’ll also need to plan for additional time at the airport terminal prior to departure… Read more.
Demystifying Venezuelan Landing Permits and Overflights
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… Read more.