Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Charter sector climbs high amid challenging aviation outlook

The charter sector finds itself navigating a complex landscape marked by a confluence of challenges: global trade dynamics, geopolitical uncertainties, fluctuating fuel costs, and the persistent issue of overcapacity.  With this backdrop, rates within the charter market have experienced fluctuations over the past year, which was expected, although rates climbed higher than expected during the […]

Air Charter Service sees EV supply chain transform charter market

Air Charter Service has said that since the start of 2020, it has seen a much more diverse spread of airports used in the supply chain for automotive charters, with the rise of the electric vehicle resulting in the company arranging charters from or to more than 100 new airports. READ: Air Charter Service moves […]

ACS appoints new leadership team for Greater China region

Air Charter Service (ACS) has restructured its operations across the Asia-Pacific region, allowing the company to better focus on each unique market in the area. The first phase is the creation of a Greater China region consisting of its Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. At the helm will be the experienced team of James […]

ACS Los Angeles helps to arrange Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe world tour

Air Charter Service’s Los Angeles office recently arranged a branded Airbus A340 VIP to transport the legendary rock bands, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, along with other VIPs and 23 tonnes of the bands’ instruments and staging on their joint world tour. Tom Howe, CEO of ACS’s Los Angeles office commented: “After handling the Iron […]

ACS’s French operation sees impressive bounce-back growth

ACS’s (Air Charter Service) French operation, based in Paris, has seen an impressive first half to the year, up by 91% on the same period in 2021. “We have seen a real return to business for all of our three main divisions following the past couple of years that have been heavily affected by the […]

Air charter industry seizes the moment

The air charter business has been booming, with companies reporting impressive revenues following one of their busiest ever seasons. Air Charter Service (ACS) was one of the charter brokers that has benefitted from the rise in demand for their services, as cargo switched from sea to air and there was a continued lack of bellyhold […]

Air Charter Service launches ACS Time Critical to consolidate range of urgent cargo services

Air Charter Service (ACS) has consolidated its specialist urgent cargo products under a new sub-brand – ACS Time Critical. The 24-hour team is able to deliver a range of specialised services, alongside go-now cargo aircraft charters, including onboard courier and ‘next flight out’, as well as integrated trucking solutions, for a premium door-to-door service for […]

Air Charter Service predicts busiest-ever final quarter

Air Charter Service predicts that the coming months might represent the busiest ever peak season for cargo aircraft charters, as the global supply chain disruption meets the increasing demand in the run up to Christmas with the container market, shipping routes, ports, trucks, railways and warehouses all still struggling during the fallout caused by COVID-19 […]

Air Charter Service lands in the Windy City

Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has invested further in its US operations, by opening a new office in Chicago, its tenth in the Americas. The office will be headed by Caitlin Uhlmann, who has worked for ACS for nine years, and opens 1 March. “Chicago has been on our radar as a natural location […]

Hurricane relief flights keeping ACS busy in the US

Air Charter Service (ACS) has had a busy last few weeks arranging humanitarian relief charters to hurricane-ravaged islands in the Caribbean. ACS president for the Americas, Richard Thompson (pictured below) says the charter broker has been involved with relief flights for Hurricane Irma charters. He explains: “We have been arranging lots of relief charter flights […]

ACS invests in Canada as it expands its Toronto office

The Canadian office of Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to new larger premises in Toronto to facilitate its ambitious growth plans in the country. In the first half of the year, the office has posted growth of 36 per cent. In 2016, the number of charter contracts signed was up 25 per cent on […]

ACS not putting all its eggs in one basket

The eggs are certainly not in one basket at Air Charter Service (ACS) as its range of offices across the globe is propelling it forward and giving it the flexibility it needs in an unpredictable and changeable marketplace. ACS has 20 offices around the globe and has in the last year added new locations in […]

Core business and bookings growth for ACS

2016 did not have exceptional events like 2015, but Air Charter Service (ACS) group cargo director, Dan Morgan-Evans (above) says core business continues to grow and there are more advanced bookings to look forward to in 2017. He tells Air Cargo Week staff writer in Johannesburg at Air Cargo Africa that figures at the start of […]

Iron Maiden charters lead record year for ACS

Air Charter Service (ACS) arranged almost 12,500 charter contracts in 2016 – making it the company’s record year. ACS chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says: “In total we completed 12,462 contracts in 2016, an average of more than 34 every single day of the year, and an 11 per cent increase on 2015. Often one […]

ACS helps deliver Boeing 777 engine in Arctic climate

Air Charter Service (ACS) has arranged an Antonov AN-124 to transport the most powerful aircraft engine in the world to help a stranded Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. The Swiss aircraft had been flying to Los Angeles from Zurich over Canada’s far northern regions when it suffered a mechanical problem with one of its engines and […]

ACS makes leadership changes in India

Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Ashish Wastrad to managing director of the company’s India office and Shahvez Jafary has been promoted to commercial director of the same office. The appointments come following previous managing director, Tracy D’Cruz’s promotion to regional director for ACS’s European offices. ACS’ chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says: “We are very […]

ACS names D’Cruz as regional director for European offices

Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Tracy D’Cruz to regional director for the company’s European offices. She will start her new role in February and chief executive officer, Justin Bowman explains: “Since Tracy joined ACS almost 10 years ago she has worked in both the marketing and sales teams in the UAE and UK offices, before starting […]

Global coverage drives ACS as it targets the $1bn mark

Air Charter Service (ACS) is seeing growth in all regions as the opening of new offices pays dividends, but it is finding some sectors a struggle, including the oil and gas (O&G) segment. The charter firm’s chief commercial officer (CCO), Justin Lancaster (pictured) explains to Air Cargo Week’s Editor, Justin Burns that China, countries within the […]

ACS aiming for further growth as it sells minority stake

This year has been a good one for Air Charter Service (ACS) but it is certainly not resting on its laurels and is eyeing further growth. For the first six months up to 31 July, charter numbers increased nine per cent over the same six months in 2015 – to more than 5,800. This performance […]

Coyne and ACS to raise funds for War Child

Coyne Airways and Air Charter Service (ACS) announced at the Air Cargo Forum today they are backing War Child, a charity helping children affected by conflict. Coyne and ACS will donate an agreed amount per transaction on behalf of their customers, starting from next month. Customers will be given the opportunity to match the donation […]

Record July for ACS despite uncertain European market

Air Charter Service CEO, Justin Bowman

Air Charter Service (ACS) had a record month in July as it booked 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company’s best ever monthly figure. Chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says it is a “great achievement” with many of these consisting of multiple sectors and explains: “With our diversification into other markets, such as OBCs and aircraft sales, we […]

Future looking bright for ACS as expansion fuels growth

Air Charter Service (ACS) continues to grow strongly and is upbeat about its future prospects in the ever-unpredictable and changeable air charter market. In 2015, operators like ACS had business boosted in the first quarter by the US West Coast port strikes, while providing help and supplies to the various humanitarian disasters that took place […]

ACS breaks the 10,000 mark for charter contracts

Air Charter Service (ACS) broke the 10,000 charter contract marker for the first time in its history in 2015. The company arranged 10,237 charter contracts in 2015, an average of just over 28 every single day of the year. In 2013, this figure was 7,215. ACS chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says: “It is a testament to […]