ACS’s French operation sees impressive bounce-back growth


ACS’s (Air Charter Service) French operation, based in Paris, has seen an impressive first half to the year, up by 91% on the same period in 2021.

“We have seen a real return to business for all of our three main divisions following the past couple of years that have been heavily affected by the pandemic,” Alexandre Busila, CEO of ACS France, said.

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“The passenger side of our business has come back really strong – our private jet division has seen almost triple the amount of revenue of last year, with many clients choosing larger aircraft and longer trips as the restrictions have eased all over the world. The figures are up by 94% on 2020 and have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, with a 38% increase compared to the first half of 2019. Our group charter division has seen an impressive growth of 71% on last year’s figures, seeing a real return for the MICE industry and sports travel.”

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“Cargo flight volumes have also seen fantastic growth on all of the previous three years – 78% up on 2021 and currently 20% above pre-pandemic levels. After the initial spike in 2020 of shipping PPE, we are now back to charters for automotive parts, project logistics, livestock, textiles and even perishables.”

“The office has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months or so – we made some major changes, which involved some difficult decisions, but that were for the long-term benefit of the company. Since Alex and his new leadership team have been in place, we are now in good shape to look to the future and to expand the team. We have plans for further investment in France and we feel that Alex’s success has laid the groundwork for this,” Justin Bowman, Air Charter Service’s group CEO, added.