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
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.