Air Charter Service expands U.S. headquarters

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The U.K.-based charter and jet card broker said its Americas offices have surpassed the $250 million mark in sales

Air Charter Service said it has expanded its U.S. headquarters to more than 20,000 square feet, double its previous space.

Richard Thompson, its president for the Americas, said in a press release, “Last year ACS Americas arranged just shy of 6,000 charter contracts across the nine offices and saw revenue of more than $250 million.”

Air Charter Service raises £30,000 for cancer support

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Air Charter Services offers global on-demand private jet charter and capped-rate jet cards in the U.S. and Europe

The staff at Air Charter Service’s office in London have raised £28,892 for charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

In a prepared statement, Emma Heley, the senior fundraising manager at Macmillan, said, “Thank you to everyone at ACS for helping to raise this incredible amount – it will pay for a nurse for 1,000 hours, helping people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.”

Air Charter Service pitches in on Bahamas recovery

The private jet broker brought in supplies on an empty leg positioning flight

Air Charter Service’s Miami office recently filled up an empty passenger aircraft, on its way to perform an evacuation flight, with key supplies that the company had purchased to help those in need following Hurricane Dorian.

Private jet operators, brokers keep the music playing during the British Airways strike

As a strike by its pilots caused BA to cancel nearly all its flights, private jet charter companies said they saw an uptick in inquiries and bookings

Air Charter Service moved a 100-person orchestra and their instruments, while Air Partner saved a leadership team from missing their own corporate retreat

With British Airways canceling nearly all of its flights during a two-day strike by its pilots which ended yesterday, several private jet charter brokers and operators say there was an increase in both inquiries and flights booked.

“We saw a massive uptick for requests, both direct and from brokers,” said Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir AG, an Austrian based operator of four-seat Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.

Private jet options to avoid the September British Airways strike

Three new private jet charter programs may come in handy during the expected strikes by British Airways pilots next month

The strikes fall during the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows

For travelers who have to get to or from London, or whose travel plans would entail a connection using British Airways through London are probably thinking about Plan B options about now. Current strike dates by the pilots are set for Sept. 9, 10, and 27.

The chaos started earlier this week when BA mistakenly emailed some passengers telling them their flights had been canceled. The British flag carrier doesn’t have a particularly ideal record in dealing with disruptions, either via industrial actions, IT meltdowns or extreme weather.

In other words, if you are traveling to or from London, or via London, and you are planning to fly BA, it’s time to think about options. A natural options is just rebooking on other airlines, although as low fares get sold, you may find that only the highest fares are left to buy

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