Air Charter Service expands in the USA
Friday 17, June 2011
Air Charter Service, the leading aircraft charter specialists, continues its global expansion as it opens its second US office in Los Angeles – to complement its established operation in New York.
The company already handles many charters on the west coast, and felt that a presence in California was essential to further growth. Tony Bauckham, Managing Director of ACS, commented: “Our New York office is our most established outer operation and had its best ever year in 2010. We have been planning on opening an office here in LA for some time now, and have been training local personnel in both our London and New York offices for months in preparation. I am delighted to see our plans finally come to fruition – California has the 8th largest economy in the world [on a par with Spain and Italy] and there is a massive charter market here. We already deal with clients here on a regular basis, and I’m sure the team will build an even larger client base now that we are in situ.
Bauckham added: “As with all of our offices this will be a significant set-up with a firm infrastructure, bringing in both internal ACS transfers and hiring experienced staff locally. We do not believe in hiring people to work from home and listing it as one of our offices, as some companies do. We believe that this doesn’t offer sufficient backup – one person cannot support the round-the-clock operations and high service levels that we offer our clients.”
Bauckham also revealed that Air Charter Service has plans to open two further offices this year to bring the total number of its operations to sixteen, spanning five continents.
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