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No such thing as a ‘Break’

International Squads fly Smart

It’s another one of those weekends, as Football leagues around the world take a break for international fixtures, but for Smart Aviation – it’s definitely not a break.

International Squads need to travel for away football fixtures.  This weekend it’s a combination of fixtures in the Nations League as well as an opportunity for Countries to play international friendlies.

As always, Smart are at the centre of the action.

Across the weekend from 16-19 November, Smart will be flying five separate international squads across Europe to reach their away fixtures.  Smart have been a leader in sports travel since we started in 2005.

Our most experienced broker, Clive Head has been busy using his years of experience to ensure everything goes without a hitch for our 5 international clients.

Clive Head, our experienced Sports charter specialist

This weekend you’ll find Clive at Stansted Airport where he will be overseeing the loading of almost four tonnes of sporting equipment plus of course our VIP Sports team onto their private charter flight from the Inflite VIP terminal.

Clive will personally travel on the aircraft to ensure everything runs smoothly when we reach our destination.

Before that Clive is busy checking to ensure the two teams flying today have everything prepared, the aircraft are ready and waiting, and every last detail has been taken care of.

It’s all in a day’s work, but we never forget how important the planning of these flights are, and we pride ourselves in our years of experience and our operational knowledge, to ensure our five international teams arrive on time, fresh and prepared for their next fixture.

And as for Clive, he will be looking forward to his own well-earned break, when this ‘break’ is over.

 

Summer Placement

Smart continue to help young talent

Smart Aviation are always keen to help the next generation gain that valuable first step on the ladder in aviation. We update our website regularly so please check our careers section for future opportunities.

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.

 

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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