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Since 1858 when the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, over six million worshippers per year travel to the foothills of the Pyrenees, a place that offers hope and consolation to those in need of healing and peace.

Experience and expertise
From the beginning of Smart Aviation we have been running substantial charter operations to the Holy French town of Lourdes from February to October, with departures from Dublin, Shannon and Cork in Ireland, as well as charters from regional UK airports including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Smart Aviation offers a truly personalised service and is highly experienced in handling the most delicate of requests for clients on the pilgrimage including arranging wheelchair access, meal requirements and dedicated handling agents.

Smart Aviation transports pilgrims to join the most extensive programmes led by Spiritual Directors and coordinated locally with highly skilled teams.


Other sectors

MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference Events)
We arrange tailored charter flights for large corporate groups for meetings, incentive trips or events. Everything handled from branded check-in to headrest covers and bespoke catering on board.

Oil and Gas Personnel logistics
We can fly your personnel and outsized equipment to any continent often at short notice and time critical.   We have landed in some very remote airports. We ensure they arrive at the vessel in good time for work.

You can trust us to take care of all musicians including their instruments either travelling in the cabin or in the hold.

Car launches
We have experience flying press and dealers to their car launch. This could be an ad hoc flight to a whole series of flights over several weeks. We will co-ordinate all logistics on your behalf.

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