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In times of disruption, travel Smart

Hundreds of flights have either been cancelled or diverted following disruption at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 19th and 20th December 2018. It’s the last weekend before Christmas and passengers will be travelling to spend time with loved ones.

Gatwick Airport (LGW) have reported sightings of two drones flying over the airport, causing this major disruption.

Smart Aviation, European charter specialists, provide a bespoke charter service. Travelling with Smart means we can provide a unique service for you. We can:

– React to emergency situations,
– We maintain a list of flights and airports available so we can get you to your destination as planned,
– No stress of unexpected delays.


Director of Smart Aviation, Mark Hawkins commented; ‘Disruption before Christmas has put a major strain on airlines, airports and passengers. Smart are here to help provide you with an alternative travel arrangement if needed.’

Contact us:
(Phone) +44 1293 551244
(email) sales@smart-aviation.co.uk

County Cup Winners

County Cup Winners

On 3rd March 2016 Loxwood FC, our local sponsored football team, came to victory by winning the Under 18’s County Cup Final against Arundel. The team gave a strong performance and came to a win in triumphant style with a final score of 9-2 to yet again retain the title.

Sussex County Cup Winners


A big congratulations to the entire team from all of us at Smart Aviation – we look forward to another year of sponsorship with Loxwood FC and LTB Sussex Academy and we’ve high hopes for more wins and cup titles in the future!

Smart Aviation sponsors


Baselworld 2016

Baselworld 2016

Basel ‘the cultural city of Switzerland’ plays host to Baselworld, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious watch and fine jewellery events, from 17 – 24 March 2016.

Baselworld has made its mark as the most important marketplace and showcase for the world’s leading luxury watch and jewellery brands. Designers, buyers, suppliers, press and admirers from across the world come together for the week long show at Messe Basel.

Conveniently situated on the Swiss, German and French border and only an hour and a half from London, the show is located close to two international airports; EuroAirport Basel is just 10 minutes away by car and Zurich Airport is just under an hour away.

Patek Philipe, Rolex, Chopard and Bulgari are amongst the international brands who will showcase their very best timepieces and jewellery to buyers and press from around the world.

Baselworld has established itself as the most well attended event in the industry, therefore we strongly recommend that you secure your private jet charter with us now to guarantee your landing spots. We still have some availability for private jet flights from London to Basel for 10 passengers from £1,100 per person. Contact us for the best possible charter price and to guarantee your timely arrival at Baselworld.

We can offer a variety of aircraft types to suit your needs and requirements with departure airports from across the UK and Europe, so get in touch to find the best option for you.

More details about Baselworld can be found here.



TEFAF Maastricht 2016

TEFAF Maastricht 2016

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antique fair takes place  11-20th March 2016.

Art enthusiasts will descend on Maastricht to see a gathering of 275 galleries from across the globe presenting old masters, modern contemporary showpieces, jewellery, photographs and  20th century design and works on paper.

Maastrict is less than an hour from London, with Maastricht Aachen airport being only a 15 minute drive from TEFAF itself.

So avoid the long airport waits and restriction of commercial airline flight schedules; charter a private jet with Smart Aviation.

TEFAF Maasticht is one of the busiest events in the private jet charter calendar. We strongly recommend you charter your private jet now to secure your landing spots. As we go to print there is some availability for private jet flights to Maastrict for 10 passengers from £750 per person. They are sure to be taken up soon though.

Smart Aviation can offer a variety of aircraft types to suit your needs and requirements with departure airports from across the UK and Europe, so get in touch to find the best availability for you.

More details about TEFAF can be found here.

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Get to know: Matt Feldon

Get to know: Matt Feldon

Our private jet charter broker to the stars, Matt Feldon, talks new tech v old fashioned chat.

“I’ve always been a people person. It’s a cliché, I know, but I genuinely enjoy meeting and building up a rapport with someone – and I’m lucky that my job allows me to do this on a global scale every day.

It’s apt that I started my career in the mobile communications industry with EE and Phones4u, as so much of what I do now is about communication. This was back when not everyone had a smart phone; nowadays, mine is always with me as I can take jet charter requests from clients 24/7 – they’re often last minute and I need to work quickly to find the perfect aircraft. We have access to jets across the world and use a mobile app to generate a quote for clients within minutes.

Charter requests can come in via phone, email, text, webchat or social media and it’s important to gather all the detail first time. It’s good to talk – and that I can do (just ask my colleagues) – but in my role it’s just as important to listen. The small details often make all the difference. I use WhatsApp as a quick and discreet way of communicating with clients who don’t always have the time to take a call or pick up an email and likewise it’s a smart way for me to send photos or video of aircraft easily. I’m on Twitter (@mattfeldon) and LinkedIn daily to keep up-to-date on the latest news in the industry and identify opportunities for our clients.

All that tech makes it easier to keep in touch on an everyday basis, but I find nothing beats a face to face meeting – it’s even more invaluable when you need to gain a client’s trust. It’s a big ask to be trusted to get a VIP to a critical event or meeting – if I’ve built that rapport by meeting them in person, we both understand each other better. And that makes everyone’s life easier.

I try to get to as many industry networking events as possible – our base at London Gatwick makes it easy to get to most by plane or train. A highlight of my summer is jetting out to see clients across Europe, including a number of music industry clients in the Balearics and beyond.”

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