Air Charter Service restructures China, Hong Kong territory

Broker Air Charter Service is combing its Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai offices into a Greater China region.

By Doug Gollan, October 3, 2023

Charter broker Air Charter Service has restructured its operations across the Asia-Pacific region.

According to a press release, the move enables ACS to better focus on each unique market in the area.

The first phase is the creation of a Greater China region.

It consists of offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

Name to lead the team are James Royds-Jones and Wanny Wu.

“As a region, China is hugely diverse, with many differences from Western markets and the rest of APAC economically, culturally, and politically. As a result, we have decided to build a joint regional management team with the combined skillsets to help grow our business in China over the next decade,” said Chris Leach, ACS Chairman.

Royds-Jones will be the Regional Director for the new Greater China region.

He has been with the U.K.-based broker for 15 years, starting in the London private jets team before moving to Hong Kong in 2013.

Wu is now the Deputy Regional Director, based in the Shanghai office.

“Wanny has helped us navigate the administrative challenges of doing business in China since opening our Beijing office 10 years ago and has been pivotal in growing our business in China. She has done so while navigating through huge challenges faced by the region, including the rolling lockdowns of the last three and a half years and the strict travel restrictions that were in place for much of that time,” Leach said.

ACS currently has around 50 personnel in the region.

It has 31 offices worldwide and, in the U.S., offers fixed and capped-rate jet cards.

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