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The Smart Guide to travelling to Ibiza this summer

19 July 2021: Ibiza is always an extremely popular hotspot for British holidaymakers and even though the beloved Balearic Island is currently on the UK’s amber list, both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors can still travel to Ibiza to soak up the sun this summer.

Whilst current travel rules are somewhat complicated, fear not. Here’s the Smart Guide to Travelling to Ibiza This Summer, detailing all you need to know:

  1. Spain’s current guidelines state that if you show proof of a full vaccination record at least 14-days prior to entering Ibiza, then you will be allowed into the island. If you’re not fully vaccinated, then you can show a negative Covid test (PCR, LAMP, TMR or NEAR – antigen tests are not accepted) before you fly, conducted by one of the government’s approved test providers. Click here for the full list.
  2. 48 hours before you return to the UK, fill in a passenger locator form It’s free and all done online.
  3. In line with current government guidelines that came into effect at 4 a.m. today (19 July 2021), travellers that are fully vaccinated can holiday on the island and not have to quarantine when they return. If you’re not fully vaccinated, then unfortunately current UK rules state you have to quarantine for ten days.
  4. Book a private test on day 2 on arrival back into the UK. You can find a travel test provider here.

Visitors looking to fly to Ibiza this summer, can do so using Smart Aviation’s 16-years of private jet charter experience. Not only can visitors travel safely and avoid busy terminals, they can travel in style and to their own agenda via private jet. Our bespoke operation takes care of all the personal touches including baggage management, on-board service and high-quality dining, as well as luxury transfers.

Smart Aviation’s Head of VIP Charter, James Gregory, said: “Ibiza is always a top destination for our private jet operation and this year is no different. With all the movement within the traffic light system, travel guidelines continue to be very complicated, however, our expert team will continue to provide our clients with the most up-to-date advice. Holidaymakers can still have a fantastic holiday in Ibiza this summer and we’ll ensure their journey there is stress-free.”

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Why choose Smart?

Our business revolves around you

  • Exactly what you need
  • You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise

  • Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available

  • Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

 

 

 

A Smart look back at Euro 2020

What a brilliant Euro 2020 tournament! England did us all proud and congratulations to Italy for winning what was a very tough competition.

As the leaders in global sports aircraft chartering, having just finished our fifth consecutive European Championship football operation, the Euros certainly kept us all busy here at Smart Aviation HQ. In the absence of flying British fans to matches, we successfully chartered aircrafts for government officials, media, VIP guests and fans from different countries to one of the many host countries.

During Covid, we’ve seen that our clients are relying on our 16-years of expertise more than ever and we were delighted to be involved in such a huge, global tournament again.

Founded in 2005 by sports charter specialist, Managing Director Mark Hawkins, Smart Aviation has overseen key sporting fixtures around the world including Champions League and Premier League football matches, as well as to ice-hockey, boxing, basketball, golf, motorsport and cricket tournaments.

Mark Hawkins said: “We’ve had great success with our charter flights for the Euros over the last few weeks and as global sport charter specialists, we are very easily able to charter flights for travellers from different countries. We have a reputation for offering the highest level of service in aircraft chartering and that’s why a lot of sports teams and official supporter groups rely on our expertise to ensure both players and fans get to where they need to be promptly, comfortably, and safely. This is our strength and we played to it”.

Why chose Smart Aviation:

Travel Safe

Social distancing measures will be maintained

Deep cleaning, hygiene and sanitisation at private terminals and on private aircrafts

Fewer touch points when travelling privately

Time

You really can buy time; travel to your exact schedule

You dictate when the plane departs and where from

We can handle complex itineraries and multiple stops with ease

Comfort

Luxurious cabins

Space and privacy

Bespoke menus and refreshments

Convenience

Get nearer to your final destination; chartering opens up a whole other world of smaller airports to fly to

No waiting, most private charters fly from private terminals

Avoid long airport queues or security hold ups

No baggage limits

Flexibility

The flexibility to change flight times or airports

Cost

A cost-effective option, taking into account all the benefits and cost of first-class travel with some commercial airlines

Contact Smart Aviation today for a quote.

 

Charter a Jet

European charter specialists

We have access to aircraft of all sizes, so we’ll find the perfect aircraft for any charter requirement.

Our aircraft charter services include commercial jet, private jet and helicopter charters.

Private jet charter
For the discerning business or leisure traveller.

Commercial jet charter
Charter flights for groups of 20+ passengers.

Helicopter charter
For ultra-convenient business travel.

View our charter brochure.

Private Jet Charter

Personalised convenience & comfort

For the discerning global business or leisure traveller, we provide a fully bespoke private jet charter service, accommodating all those personal touches that are so important.

We have access to private jets of all sizes, including the most desired executive jets available for charter, so can find the perfect aircraft for any charter requirement. Our experienced private jet charter specialists are there to listen to your needs and can react quickly to present the best options at the most competitive price.

We cater for the most complex travel itineraries and always go out of our way to meet any customised requests from our clients. From aircraft livery to branded cabins, in-flight dining and services through to executive airport transfers. We can do it all.

We have the market expertise to provide you with the best private charter options and our commitment to service means we consistently deliver time and again.

And, if something unexpected should happen, you can count on us to be there. Our 24/7, 365 operational support team will do whatever is needed to keep you on schedule.

So, no matter how simple or elaborate your needs, our quick, discreet and personalised private jet charter service will ensure you receive the most convenient and comfortable travel experience.

Get closer to your destination

When time is of the essence, or to get directly to your final destination, our door-to-door helicopter charter is an additional service for ultra-convenient travel.

Why choose us?

Our business revolves around you

Exactly what you need
You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise
Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available
Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

Empty Legs

What is an empty leg?

Those in the know use ’empty legs’ to reduce the cost of regular private jet charter. If you have a bit of flexibility in your schedule then choosing an empty leg could well be for you.

Put simply, they are empty flights – due to operate without any passengers, one way, as the aircraft and crew need to reposition back to base or elsewhere for the next flight.

It makes good business sense to have someone on-board sharing some of the cost of the flight. These empty sectors are offered at a reduced price; a win-win situation and the perfect solution to that last minute business flight or personal trip.

Charter a private jet empty leg through us

You’ll receive the same standard and benefits of private jet travel, both on the ground and in the air, with the added advantage of a more cost effective way to travel.

Please contact our dedicated charter specialists 24/7 with your empty leg request.

Helicopter Charter

When time is of the essence

Time is a precious commodity. By using our bespoke helicopter charter service, we ensure that none is wasted.

Our door-to-door helicopter charter service is ideal if you require a short transfer to get closer to your destination, or if your destination is inaccessible by other aircraft.

For business travellers who want ultra-convenient travel, or who wish to visit multiple sites in a day, our helicopter charters enable you to fully maximise your time.

Available as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with a private jet charter, we can provide the epitome of flexible, convenient and reliable travel.

Why choose us?

Our business revolves around you

Exactly what you need
You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise
Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available
Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

Commercial Jet Charter

Group travel made easy

Sports teams, corporate events, conference attendees or specialist holiday tours – whatever the group, we can cater for them.

With our commercial jet charter service for groups of 20+ passengers, you will have the full support of a dedicated charter specialist. Our experienced team are experts in listening and understanding your requirements. With their knowledge, and a large network of trusted contacts, suppliers and carriers ready to assist, you will be presented with the best aircraft charter options the market has to offer.

Our reputation and leverage within the European market ensures we can source the best aircraft and services to suit your commercial jet charter needs, at the most competitive price.

We are passionate about delivering an experience and not just a flight. Whether you are looking to create a corporate-branded hospitality experience, or deliver your staff to their destination quickly, rested and ready to work, we can customise the aircraft and its services to provide the best aircraft charter solution for you and your group.

So, relax. You’re in safe hands – co-ordinating group travel is what we do.

Large group charter for 100+ passengers

Organising travel for large groups can be daunting and a logistically complicated task. Our large group aircraft charter service, catering for groups of 100+ passengers, not only takes the stress away from you, but also provides your passengers with an enjoyable and convenient travel experience.

From sports charters to tour operating or large corporate events, we can provide your group with private flights to their destination with personalised services, such as exclusive check-in areas, cabin branding and in-flight dining.

Small group charter for 20 + passengers

Our small group aircraft charter service provides private flights for groups of 20+ passengers, such as sports teams, wedding parties or journalists to name a few.

With this service, you have the option to choose a VIP configured aircraft with a fully customised experience. Large, fully reclining sumptuous seats, bespoke catering and any personal touches that your group requires to ensure their flight becomes far more than just a mode of transport. It’s essentially a combination of a large commercial jet service with a private jet experience.

Why choose us?

Our business revolves around you

Exactly what you need
You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise
Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available
Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

Sports Charter

Aircraft charter for sports teams

Since 2005, we have provided aircraft charter services to sports teams and tour operators across the world

From national and European football and rugby to international hockey and boxing tournaments, our comprehensive charter service provides all types of aircraft to meet the unique travel requirements of sports teams and organisations across Europe.

Whether it’s an aircraft to fly your team and equipment to a fixture, tournament or training camp, or a last-minute private jet charter for a player to finalise a contract, we’re able to respond quickly and intelligently to provide the best charter solution.

Experience and expertise

Our clients include Premiership and Championship teams in England, leading clubs across Europe and National Associations worldwide – but our expertise is not limited to football. We’ve chartered aircraft for sports professionals from rugby, ice-hockey, basketball, golf, yachting, motorsport and cricket, to name a few.

Whatever your team’s aircraft charter requirements, we’re here to guide you through the whole process.

Rest assured that we really have experienced it all before – special dietary needs for professional athletes, private terminals, VIP transfers and specialist aircraft to carry large amounts of team equipment; we understand the unique requirements of sports professionals and teams.

Supporter travel

Since the company was founded in 2005, we’ve chartered aircraft to carry supporters to Europe’s biggest sporting events, including the Champions League, Europa League and rugby’s Six Nations.

We source aircraft for some of the biggest sports tour operators in the UK and Europe to provide charter flights for supporter travel to fixtures and tournaments, handling all the operational aspects of the flights on their behalf.

Why choose us?

Our business revolves around you.

Exactly what you need
You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise
Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available
Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

 

Music Tour Charter

Aircraft charter for the music industry.

From world tours to one-off island hops.

International DJs, national orchestras and big-name bands – we fly some of the very best and have built a reputation as one of the music industry’s preferred private jet charter providers.

Our expertise in coordinating everything from a dedicated aircraft for a world tour, to a private jet for a last-minute Balearic island hop means that there isn’t much we can’t do. We’ve chartered private jets for top DJs and musicians to destinations such as Los Angeles, Mexico, Ibiza, Dubai, Belgium, Holland, Goa, France, Switzerland, Slovakia and Denmark, to name a few.

Let’s get the set right

Our dedicated team work closely with agents, tour managers and promoters to get every detail of your music tour charter right. We understand the demands of a tour schedule – short time frames, multiple shows in 24 hours and last minute changes. Rest assured that we’ve got your back.

When we receive your schedule, we’ll work everything out for you; nearest airports, departure times, flight times, driving times to venues, whilst also taking care of things like approvals for extending airport hours (for out-of-hours departures and arrivals) and anything else required to keep the tour on track.

We’ll organise all the important little extras too – wifi, branding, catering. Whatever you need, we can make it happen.

Why choose us?

Our business revolves around you.

Exactly what you need
You’re dealing with the experts. Our goal is excellence in service and execution – our extensive knowledge and expertise ensure we deliver.

Cost effective with no compromise
Our unrivalled operator relationships and leverage in the European market ensures you get the most cost-effective solution, without compromising on quality.

We are always available
Our operational support team is on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, to deal with the unexpected and keep you flying – for total peace of mind.

About Us

European Aircraft Charter Specialists

We are a UK-based aircraft charter broker. Our aircraft charter services include commercial jet, private jet and helicopter charters. We also provide leasing services to the travel industry.

With nearly 200 years’ experience in travel and aviation across the team, we have the most extensive network of contacts and reputable carriers. This means we can negotiate the perfect aircraft at the most competitive pricing.

View our charter brochure

Smart Aviation

Smart Aviation