All hands on deck to keep Covid kits moving

ACS volunteers helped keep Covid test kit supplies flowing earlier this month. Two flights arriving at Birmingham Airport with more than two million kits on board were unable to be offloaded by the local handling agent alone so the charter broker sent a team of ten people from its Surbiton headquarters to help unload every box by hand.Group cargo director Dan Morgan-Evans, explained: “With the lack of freighters in the marketplace ... [+]

A charter every hour and a half for busy cargo broker 

UK-based international broker Air Charter Service has recorded its busiest ever quarter for its cargo division, with 1,445 charters between August and October. This, combined with its other divisions, resulted in the highest ever revenue for the company in one quarter – a total of £321.1 million (US$430 million).  Group cargo director Dan Morgan-Evans said it was equivalent to ... [+]

Three decades of helping the world

Three decades of bringing help to the world Air Charter Service and Volga-Dnepr Group have celebrated 30 years of on humanitarian missions. At the end of 1989 Alexey Isaikin  was working on the aviation plant in Ulyanovsk overseeing manufacturing of Antonov 124s and Chris Leach was unemployed but with a wealth of aircraft ... [+]

ACS flies aid to Haiti

Air Charter Service chartered a Boeing B787-9 on 24 August to transport 20 tonnes of British government aid from London Heathrow to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there.   ACS London cargo director James Cristofoli, said the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office cargo included shelter kits and solar powered lanterns for ... [+]

Charter firm soars to record profits

Cargo was the main driver of record financial results for Air Charter Service (ACS), said the UK-based international broker. The company achieved sales of over $1.2 billion in the financial year ending January 2021, thanks largely to the effect of the Covid pandemic. With up to 80% of air freight usually travelling ... [+]

ACS appoints humanitarian head

Air Charter Service has appointed Ben Dinsdale to the new role of global director for humanitarian and government services. He joined ACS almost 18 years ago, overseeing the establishment of the Paris office’s cargo department and in 2016 became business development director for Europe.The broker points out that it has ... [+]

Fisher takes on US role at Air Charter Service

Air Charter Service, has appointed Chris Fisher as business development director in the US. He brings 30 years of experience in the aviation industry including a role at a large freight forwarder and at another charter company. [+]

Corona virus keeps Air Charter Service busy

Air Charter Service says it has been inundated with requests for charters following the corona virus outbreak in China and Asia. Commercial director Justin Lancaster explained that the broker had  it had flown everything from four passengers on a private jet, to hundreds on larger aircraft, to 100 tonnes of surgical ... [+]

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