Piaggio Aero appoints Connectjets as UK sales agent


Piaggio Avanti EVO on static display at Farnborough International Airshow 2014

At the Farnborough Airshow, Piaggio Aero appointed Connectjets based in the UK as the exclusive agents for the Avanti EVO twin-engine turboprop for the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

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Connectjets got things off to a flying start with the announcement that Bravia Capital in Hong Kong had placed a record order for up to 50 Avanti Evos, including 10 firms orders, with deliveries scheduled for early 2015.

Connectjets was launched in 2009 by Gabriella Somerville and today, operates as a charter broker, pre-owned sales broker and leasing company for its clients.

Somerville says: “Since the beginning the company in 2009, there have been a couple of difficult years but now the business is getting better.”

The company has expanded recently and has moved in the last month into a new Mayfair office in London.

Somerville adds: “There were challenges in 2013 but with the company being appointed as an exclusive agent for the Avanti EVO, this year has been incredable. Connectjets is is really pleased to have been appointed as the exclusive agent for the EVO.”

Because of the increase in business and the Piaggio announcement, Connectjets is expanding, creating jobs and increasing staff for both the charter brokerage and the Piaggio Aero sales businesses.

A model of the Piaggio Avanti EVO at EBACE 2014.

A model of the Piaggio Avanti EVO at EBACE 2014.

Piaggio Aero and Connectjets are giving one another very close support as the UK business develops.

Connectjets is keen to develop the business further and is looking to widen the Avanti EVO brand in the areas of the world the UK company is responsible for.