Smart charges at the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship
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by Jo
3w ago
5 February 2024: Smart Aviation, the leaders in global sports charters, charged head on at the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this past weekend, flying the first of its charters of the tournament, to the first match of the competition in France. On Thursday, 1 February, Smart flew over 2,000 Irish fans to Marseille to watch Ireland beat France 38-17 at Stade Vélodrome on Friday, claiming their biggest win ever over France. On Friday, 2 February, the team transported over 1,000 excited England fans from Manchester and Birmingham to watch England soar to victory over Italy (27-24) at S ..read more
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Smart kicks off 2024 with the Euros
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by Jo
1M ago
23 January 2024: 2024 sees the highly anticipated return of the UEFA European Football Championship. Starting on Friday, 14th June 2024 in Munich, the tournament will be hosted at cities throughout Germany until the final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on Sunday, 14th July 2024. Fans will flock to Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf to watch their teams battle it out through the group stages and towards the climatic final.  As the leaders in global sports chartering, and the preferred broker for many football clubs and fan gr ..read more
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A Smart Look Back at 2023
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by Jo
2M ago
2023 is coming to an end and we’re reflecting on a phenomenal year which saw impressive growth across different disciplines of the business including sports charters, private jets and ACMI.  Here’s a ‘Smart Look Back’ at 2023, where we celebrate the successes of our skilled and passionate team: Football Frenzy There has not been a month this year where we haven’t been involved in a leading football tournament, flying fans groups and teams across the world. We flew hundreds of West Ham fans to Italy to watch the Hammers beat ACF Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League Final in June, we ..read more
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Smart partners with Silver Aviation to fly Liverpool F.C. fans in style
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by Jo
3M ago
13 November 2023: The Smart Team flew six loyal Liverpool F.C. fans from Biggin Hill to Liverpool Airport yesterday so they could watch The Reds beat Brentford 3-0 in a Premier League match. The passengers travelled in style in a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12 NGX chartered from Silver Aviation.  Following a short wait in the luxurious Jetex London departure suite, the group were guided on board for a prompt take-off. The operation from arrival to departure was seamless. The flight departed at 10.30 a.m. UK time and took an hour to Liverpool Airport, with Smart closely watching the flight ..read more
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Smart flies Newcastle fans to Champions League match against Dortmund
Smart Aviation Blog
by Jo
4M ago
7 November 2023: Smart’s sport charter division has been operating its extensive schedule of Champions League charters since the first match on 19 September. With over 18 flights already confirmed in the qualifying rounds this season, Smart’s sports brokers are running at full pace.  Tonight the Smart team will play a part in Newcastle United F.C.’s iconic Champions League return as we have chartered three aircrafts from Newcastle to Dortmund and Düsseldorf for excited Newcastle fans. Newcastle United F.C. are back in the Champions league following a 20 year absence and a large number of ..read more
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Smart’s Rugby World Cup Triumph!
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by Jo
4M ago
29 October 2023: The 2023 Rugby World Cup has come to a climactic end and the Smart Team send our congratulations to South Africa on being crowned world champions once again after successfully retaining their title against the mighty New Zealand All Blacks. As the leaders in global sports charters, we have been involved in the tournament since the first game on the 8th September and since then we have flown over 14,000 passengers to the tournament across the host country, France.  The team arranged extensive charters for fan groups from Ireland, England and Wales, and a Smart represe ..read more
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Fly Smart to Europe’s Christmas Markets
Smart Aviation Blog
by Jo
4M ago
23 October 2023: The temperatures have dropped the last few weeks and our clients are now looking to embrace the colder winter weather by planning their European Christmas Market trip this year.  The Smart private jet charter team are currently handling bookings to some of the most iconic and sought-after Christmas Markets across Europe. The last month has already seen the team book private jet charters to Christmas Markets in Austria, Germany, Latvia, Hungary, and even Madeira.  Booking a private charter to a Christmas Market means our clients can have full flexibility over their tr ..read more
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The Smart Team at WTM London, 6-8 November 2023
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by Jo
4M ago
Smart Aviation, the leaders in global aircraft and private jet charterings, will be attending World Travel Market at Excel in London, 6-8 November 2023. Daniel Parker, Head of Charter Flight Operations and Airline Leasing, and Jamie Milsom, ACMI and Operations Support Officer, will be at the show on Tuesday, 7th November and will be available to meet with you.  If you are interested in setting up a meeting with Daniel or Jamie, please feel free to email them directly: daniel.parker@smart-aviation.co.uk  Jamie.Milsom@smart-aviation.co.uk The team is looking forward to connecting with ..read more
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Smart Tried and Tested: Agusta GrandNew 109
Smart Aviation Blog
by Jo
4M ago
13 October 2023: In this month’s ‘Smart: Tried and Tested’ we’re taking a look at the Agusta GrandNew 109, also known as the AW109. This helicopter is always one of our first choices for clients requesting fast and comfortable transfers.  The AW109, known as the first all-Italian helicopter, features a streamlined, stylish shape and unrivalled elegance in its interior finishes, in addition to advanced avionics. The helicopter can come in a variety of configurations including a spacious six-seat design or a four passenger luxury composition. There’s ample space onboard, with extendable ba ..read more
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Smart’s ACMI seasonal boom
Smart Aviation Blog
by Jo
5M ago
9 October 2023: Smart’s long term leasing operation continues to thrive as we head into Q4. Leading airlines are reaching out to Smart, the global charter and leasing specialists, requesting our assistance with fulfilling their seasonal demand out of the UK and Europe this autumn and winter.  Global airlines are relying on Smart’s knowledge and expertise to help them source additional capacity to enhance their seasonal networks, meaning our ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) bookings are booming. ‘Go-Nows’: Jamie Milsom, ACMI Operations and Support Officer, confirmed four s ..read more
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