Smart Aviation have earned a reputation for helping the next generation gain that valuable first step on the ladder in aviation, working for a world class charter business.
This Summer we had the opportunity to welcome Joe Savage to the team, Joe is the son of our Sales Director Matthew, and has literally grown up hearing about the airline business.
Matthew said “Joe has always been keen to know more about my work as he has been hearing my stories of arranging aircraft charters around the world since he was a small boy! He’s currently studying for a Business Logistics & Transport Management degree at the University of Greenwich and his Summer break coincided nicely with our need to bring someone in to supplement our marketing and telesales activity.”
Joe jumped at the chance to gain some first hand work experience in a dynamic environment, and has been able to secure some valuable new contacts for us, and generated several new enquiries for the business. Its been a great learning experience for him, and we wish him well on the next two years of hard study!
You can read more about Joe’s Smart Summer on his Linkedin page.
We charter private jets to Ibiza for big name DJs and music artists every year – they travel smart, often spending just a couple of hours at an event before flying on to their next gig on the same night.
But they’re missing out; the White Isle has so much to offer that it’s one of our most chartered to European destinations every summer. Stay a while and this pretty, sun-drenched island will have you hooked and coming back year after year – just ask our Managing Director, Mark!
Flying to the White Isle
If you’re Ibiza bound this summer, we’ll make sure your private jet charter is as exceptional as this Balearic beauty. Our quick, discreet private jet charter service is fully bespoke and will ensure you receive the most convenient and comfortable travel experience. We’ll listen carefully to your requirements to source the perfect private jet charter for your trip to Ibiza, accommodating all those personal touches that are so important.
Whether you’re travelling to Ibiza with family, friends or both, we have access to private jets of all sizes – including the most desired jets available for charter – so can source the very best aircraft for your party.
Ibiza’s international airport (IBZ) (Catalan: Aeroport d’Eivissa or Spanish: Aeropuerto de Ibiza) has a dedicated private jet terminal, away from the main terminal building. Upon arrival, we can organise an onward helicopter transfer to your villa, yacht or event, if required.
We’re proud to announce our support of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS Air Ambulance).
KSS Air Ambulance is a charitable trust providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance Service across the South East of England. Since 1989 they have attended over 25,000 incidents, responding to medical emergency calls across the three counties in lessthan 25 minutes flying time. Their medical crews provide highly specialist medical care at the scene of serious incidents. When necessary they can anaesthetise, perform surgery and give blood transfusions.
Following treatment at the scene they can then airlift patients directly to the most appropiate hospital that can care for them going forward.
“The KSS Air Ambulance is such a worthwhile cause; one close to many of us here at Smart. They offer an unrivalled facility and service in the area; bringing a virtual A&E department to the scene of serious incidents” says our Managing Director, Mark Hawkins.
“Their response during the Shoreham Airshow tragedy in 2015 was witnessed by Smart Aviation staff, who suggested we should do something to help maintain the amazing service they provide. It was a very easy decision to make.”
Smart Aviation sponsored the KSS Air Ambulance finishing tent at the Brighton Marathon on 17th April 2016 and will be taking part in fund raising activities throughout the year on their behalf. Congratulations to the 150 KSS marathon runners, including their team of Air Ambulance crew, pictured here. Well done all!
Event travel can sometimes be seen as a means of getting from A to B – your event destination. However, smarter companies are realising how simple it can be to utilise this time in the air to promote your product, brand or event message.
We recognise how crucial this branding opportunity is for our clients and is the reason for our Smart Plus service. Our dedicated team is responsible for organising all the intricate details that our clients require from their charter. So whatever you need from your flight, we can make it happen – from VIP check-in and bespoke menus to branded merchandise and personalised aircraft exteriors.
One recent example involved a major European motor manufacturer for whom we arranged bespoke catering and branded items. The Smart Plus team liaised closely with the airline, handling agents and airport authorities on behalf of the client. Heading up the Smart Plus department is Charlotte Sobel, who explained “We organised branded headrest covers for the aircraft, specially branded on-board menus and a personalised VIP check-in desk, clearly displaying the client’s branding. This created a real buzz around the event before the aircraft had even left the ground.”
In the current economic climate, where budgets are under pressure, the advantages of enhancing the flight experience and providing maximum exposure for the client’s brand can be key to the success of the event. Whether chartering for two VIPs or several thousand, the benefits are unequivocal. Explaining the range of options available, Charlotte commented, “There are numerous choices for clients wishing to enhance their flights and we work tirelessly to ensure that we help create very special events. More and more of our Event and Conferencing clients are realising the potential to add value to their flight charters.”