The U.K.-based broker of jet cards and on-demand charter has been building its U.S. operations


High-speed rail may be in trouble in the Golden State but private jet travel continues to thrive. British jet card and charter broker Air Charter Service has invested further in its Los Angeles operation as it continues to expand its presence in California, the company said in a press release.

Thomas Howe, ACS’s West Coast USA President, said, “In the last 12 months our investment in California has increased considerably, along with the opening of our second office in the state last year, in San Francisco, we have now expanded our Los Angeles operation, which is now almost double the capacity that we had previously.”

California Private Jet Charters

He continued, “California has the world’s fifth largest economy and is larger in area than Germany and many other European countries in which we have offices. Almost 10% of all private jet traffic in the US departs from California, so we’re acting on that demand.”

Air Charter Service sees 400% increase

According to ACS, over the past five years, its Los Angeles business has increased business by more than 400%, with a growing team chartering aircraft for a diverse range of clients. “Over the past year we have arranged flights for everything from Hollywood A-listers and college football teams, to urgent spares for a spacecraft and even animatronic dinosaurs for a major film studio,” Howe noted. ACS currently has 24 worldwide offices across six continents. The privately held company said it has annual revenues just under $700 million.

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Air Charter Service offers both dynamic pricing, fixed hourly rate, and custom jet cards. Its fixed-rate jet cards provide an hourly rate cap and start at 25 hours. Its custom cards are based on the users’ specific requirements, including aircraft sourcing, service area, and routes, as well as lead-time for bookings and cancellations. You can compare Air Charter Service’s jet cards against over 300 jet card programs by more than 65 variables by subscribing to Private Jet Card Comparisons.

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