Yesterday, 30 March, marked Air Charter Service’ fifth year of operations in Australia, as the company forecasts positive growth and looks to inject more investments into the Australian market.
The aircraft charter specialist opened up its Sydney office back in 2016 with only three staff and the decision to invest in the Australasia market has certainly paid off. In 2019, it moved into a more spacious office to accommodate a larger team.
“Paul Crook, ACS Managing Director in Australia, had worked for ACS in Dubai previously and couldn’t resist the opportunity to take the reins in the Australian office. It opened with just three staff but became profitable soon after,” the company said in a statement.
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Despite a turbulent year for aviation last year, ACS says its Sydney team has had a strong year across all of its divisions: private jets, commercial jets and cargo. The team was also accepted onto the government Department of Defense panel last year.
“The last year has been a very strange one for our industry and the world as a whole. We have been fortunate enough to have experienced a good year business-wise though,” said Paul.
“All three of our divisions grew, but cargo especially, as we stepped in to help fill the gap caused by the reduction in scheduled services,” he added.
“We are positive about the further growth of the market and we will be investing more into our Australian operations this year,” said Stephen Fernandez, ACS regional director for APAC. “We look forward to the next five years of ACS in Australia and hope that the world will have gone back to normal by then,” he added.
In its more recent contract, the Australian office arranged the charter of an AN-124 and two Boeing 747s, departing from Milan and Istanbul bound for Perth, to move 300,000 kilograms of construction materials and tiles.