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Combine business and leisure this Easter

Many of our clients who charter a jet for business will fly with family or friends and extend their stay to accommodate some leisure time with them.

Business and leisure travel private jet

 

Otherwise known as ‘bleisure’ travel.

It may be just one night, or an additional few days but it works for many reasons; it’s cost effective as the party travels together on the same aircraft – and it ultimately makes a business trip all that more enjoyable and less stressful.

The executive assistants we work with say it enables their very busy people to squeeze in some quality time with family, when they would otherwise not be able to.

For ‘millennial’ business travellers, who are accustomed to remote working, combining business travel with leisure makes good business sense too; an evening in an interesting city is the ideal opportunity for some networking.

Europe’s top tourist destinations like Rome aren’t the top bleisure travel destinations. Instead, Spain, Portugal, and Istanbul attract the most business travellers looking to enjoy the destinations.
Contact us for more information on how you can make the most of your business trip this Easter.

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:

+44 (0)1293 551244

sales@smart-aviation.co.uk

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, so 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 and 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.

Private air travel to F1 GPs

From Australia to Abu Dhabi, F1 is unmissable.

We assist sponsors, corporate groups and individuals with private jet charters to Grand Prix race weekends.

Whether you are chartering a jet to fly VIP clients in for an entire weekend of hospitality or require a day return private jet charter on race day itself, our experienced charter team will source the best aircraft to suit your needs and budget. We can also organise helicopter transfers for onward travel direct to the circuit, for a seamless experience.

Monaco Grand Prix

It will come as no surprise that one of our most-chartered-to events in the European calendar is the iconic Monaco GP, taking place on Sunday 27 May in 2018. Private jet charters can fly into nearby Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, with Monaco just a short helicopter flight away. We can fly you to the heart of the action, or to a nearby yacht charter or villa.

2018 F1 Race Calendar

Sun 25 Mar, Australian GP, Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

Sun 8 Apr, Bahrain GP, Bahrain International Circuit

Sun 15 Apr, Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit

Sun 29 Apr, Azurbaijan GP, Baku City Circuit

Sun 13 May, Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Sun 27 May, Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco

Sun 10 Jun, Canadian GP, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Sun 24 Jun, French GP, Circuit Paul Ricard

Sun 1 Jul, Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring

Sun 8 Jul, British GP, Silverstone Circuit

Sun 22 Jul, German GP, Hockenheimring

Sun 29 Jul, Hungarian GP, Hungaroring

Sun 26 Aug, Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps

Sun 2 Sep, Italian GP, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Sun 16 Sep, Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit

Sun 30 Sep, Russian GP, Sochi International Street Circuit

Sun 7 Oct, Japanese GP, Suzuka Circuit

Sun 21 Oct, United States GP, Circuit of the Americas

Sun 28 Oct, Mexican GP, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

Sun 11 Nov, Brazilian GP, Autódromo José Carlos Pace

Sun 25 Nov, Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit

Contact us for a personalised quote for your next private jet charter.

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