The Little Jet Company, based at Gloucestershire Airport, has teamed up with Gloucester Rugby to provide team travel for their European games this season. They kicked off by organising travel for the team to Lyon for the European Rugby Champions Cup match Lyon vs Gloucester.
The trip, from a private jet terminal at Bristol Airport, was organised as part of a sponsorship package agreed with the club. The Little Jet Company are pleased to have liaised with BA CityFlyer who provided the 98-seat aircraft on behalf of British Airways.
The trip also marked The Little Jet Company’s move into the group charter market. They plan to offer group charters for larger groups who may want to organise travel for 20 people or more. This could include travel for business or to sporting events.
Director of The Little Jet Company Barry Preece, said: “We are pleased to renew our sponsorship with Gloucester Rugby, allowing us to strengthen our relationship with the club.”
Tom Adams, Commercial Sales Manager at Gloucester Rugby, said: ‘We have worked closely with The Little Jet Company for many years, they are great supporters of Gloucester Rugby and invest in the club in many ways. We are delighted to be working together more closely, and using their fantastic services for our European travel this season. Their flexibility and proactiveness has really impressed all at the club.’
The Little Jet Company has gone from strength to strength since it was set up six years ago by Barry Preece and Jason Bishop who met at school.
The company provides services including privately owned jets for passenger charter and also for cargo, medical and critical flights. They also manage aircraft.
This year the Little Jet Company had its busiest summer on record with increased demand as passengers opted to travel in their own social bubbles. This year also the company, which includes The Little Jet Company and Regency Jet Ltd, was awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK’s aviation regulator.