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Smart carries the load

Last week, we chartered a wonderful Global 5000 for one of our longstanding business clients and were tasked with relocating his whole business from Larnaca in Cyprus to Dubai.

9 May 2023: The experienced Smart Team is used to handling private jet requests with very specific and complex cargo requirements. Last week, we chartered a wonderful Global 5000 for one of our longstanding business clients and were tasked with relocating his whole business from Larnaca in Cyprus to Dubai.

With all our private jet charters, we always request a comprehensive packing list so we can find the right aircraft and the most cost effective solution for our clients. This client had over 600 kilos worth of cargo to fly and from our wealth of experience, we knew instantly that there were certain aircraft types that just wouldn’t be able to carry the load.

After careful consideration, we decided on a Global 5000 operated by our trusted partners Sparfell Luftahrt GmbH. We liaised extensively with the client’s PA to get a three tonne truck airside to load the boxes and to ensure the weight load was all in order.

Jamie Milsom, ACMI & Operations Support Assistant, kept his eye on the flight to make sure all ran smoothly. Milsom said: “This was a really exciting charter to flight watch and it was great to know we played such a pivotal role in this business’ relocation. I kept the PA up to date throughout the flight and am delighted all went according to plan”.

Smart Aviation’s Managing Director Mark Hawkins said: “The success of this charter showed once again that this type of intricate booking can be done from Smart HQ in Crawley, near Gatwick, and that you don’t need offices all over the world to offer clients a seamless service”. 

About Smart:

Smart Aviation was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Mark Hawkins, an established sports charter specialist with over 30 years’ experience in senior operational roles within the travel and aviation industry. Previously Hawkins managed sports charters at Excel Airways, which included flying over 4,000 fans to a football final. Over the last 17 years, Smart Aviation has arranged successful charters for leading sport fixtures, transported thousands of passengers on their annual pilgrimages to Lourdes, and flown VIPS on exclusive private jet charters on a weekly basis around the world. 

Our goal is to to exceed client expectations every time. Our unparalleled expertise and unrivalled partner relationships means we can promptly find the perfect aircraft to transport our clients in a safe and cost-effective way.

Taking all the stress out of travel, including baggage allowances, branded cabins, in-flight dining and luxury airport transfers, Smart guests always travel in comfort and style.

Convenience is paramount; we have exclusive access to jets of all sizes and can cater for the most complex travel itineraries departing from a wide range of stunning private terminals. Our truly personalised service ensures we can handle the most delicate of requests for our clients including specific meal requirements and disability assistance.  

We have access to aircraft of all sizes including:

  • large VIP configured commercial jets with fully reclining seats
  • regional jets for efficient short-haul team travel
  • cost effective turboprop aircraft for short hops
  •  the world’s private jet fleet at our disposal for scouting trips, transfer windows and flights for executives and VIPs.

Our experienced team will make sure that every detail is attended to including:

  • special dietary requirements
  • airport assistance
  • equipment / kit transfers
  • private terminals
  • limousine or coach transfers

We can also provide anything else you might need for the comfort and ease of your passengers. 

Our operational support team is available 24/7 to deal with any unexpected, last minute requests, and to provide complete peace of mind. 

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