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.
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.”
With the final whistle at the Champions League final in Lisbon on 24 May, we decided to reflect on the past year of Sports Charters, an incredible 12 months of arranging flights for Teams, National Associations and Passionate fans from across the Globe.
Smart have rightly earned a reputation as a cost-effective provider of quality aircraft charters for teams from all corners of the globe. In the last twelve months we have arranged flights for some of the highest profile, and most well-known sporting names on the planet.
Our clients have come to know, that when you choose Smart, you get the best possible solution, at the best possible price, but with the maximum levels of Customer Service and care. With one dedicated account manager to look after every aspect of your requirement, and an operations team with years of expertise to oversee your flight 24 hours a day, we are well placed to provide our sporting clients with the best possible service.
So what of those facts and figures?
We decided to delve a little deeper into our flights that have taken place over the last 12 months, and look at some of the more interesting facts and figures to come out of our sporting year.