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Jason Brice, centre, with the ACS Manhattan office launch team

ACS increases US presence following a strong year-end report

Air Charter Service has opened an office in Manhattan, its second operation in New York and sixth in North America.

CEO Justin Bowman says: “We have always had many clients in Manhattan and our office in Long Island has looked after them well. We pride ourselves on personal service, and having a base in the business district of the city has been on our list for a while now. In our industry, meeting clients face-to-face is crucial to long-term relationships.”

The new operation is situated on Broadway, just a few blocks away from Times Square, and will be headed up by Jason Brice who has worked in the company's private jet and cargo divisions. The Long Island operation is ACS's second largest office after its headquarters in London.

2017 in figures

Revenue was $677 million in the financial year ending 31 January, 2018, a 39 per cent increase on the previous year. Across all divisions the company arranged almost 15,000 contracts, up from 12,500 the year before, and the total number of passenger charters was up more than 20 per cent to 8,618 over the year.

Group director of private jet charters Andy Christie says: “This means that, on average, we arranged a passenger flight every hour of every day in 2017, and since many of the contracts are round trips or multi-sector, in terms of actual flights the number is well over 15,000.”

He continues: “Twenty per cent growth is even more impressive when compared with WingX figures for 2017, which show that private jet flights increased by just under three per cent in Europe and less than five per cent in the US. We are very proud of our numbers, especially when several start-ups are aiming to buy a share in the industry and spending millions of pounds of their investment on marketing.”


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Air Charter Service (Manhattan)