Universal Airlines was an airline based in Georgetown, Guyana. The Universal Airlines operated a scheduled passenger service to the USA and to nearby Trinidad and Tobago. Operations were suspended in 2005.
The airline was established to replace the defunct Guyana Airways in 2001 and started operations on 13 December 2001 with a Boeing 767-300ER leased from LOT Polish Airlines non-stop from New York to Georgetown. It subsequently leased an Airbus A320 aircraft from TACA, but this was repossessed in 2005 and Universal Airlines was forced to suspend operations. BWIA West Indies Airways has been assisting stranded passengers and the government of Guyana has confirmed it wants another national airline as soon as possible (ref: Airliner World, November 2005).