Air Charter Service becomes bear charter service


Air Charter Service (ACS) became bear charter service when it transported three bear cubs from Georgia to Greece.

The orphaned cubs, Georgia, Mollie and Louisa, were found wandering the streets of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, following devastating floods, and then kept in the city’s dog pound. An animal charity and ACS arranged for the bears to be moved to bear sanctuary in Greece using a Metro III aircraft with veterinary staff on board.

ACS group commercial director, Justin Lancaster says: “The bears, Georgia, Mollie and Louisa, have been kept in completely unsuitable conditions for the past few months, but a charitable appeal by our client has resulted in the funds needed to help move them to the specialist Arcturos Bear Sanctuary in Northern Greece. Here they will be cared for by trained bear experts and be able to live in a much more natural and safe environment.”

“A lot of the work we do is moving essential cargo for industry but, every now and then, we get to be involved in a heart-warming tale such as this, and I am pleased to say that they arrived safely.”