Air Charter Service celebrates 10 years in Hong Kong

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Air Charter Service’s Hong Kong offices has celebrated its 10th birthday, with a lavish party being held to recognise a successful decade.

Group CEO Justin Bowman and group commercial director, Justin Lancaster flew out to Asia to get celebrations under way, with Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) board members also being invited.

The party was held in the aviation themed China Clipper Lounge at the Peninsula Hotel in downtown Hong Kong.

ACS APAC region managing director, Stephen Fernandez says: “This is a proud day for Air Charter Service Hong Kong. Thanks goes out to all our suppliers and partners throughout Asia and beyond over the past decade. The office has experienced year on year growth every year over those 10 years and is now one of ACS’s largest offices.”

He says the office has been involved in some memorable charters, including flying VIPs in and out of the region, and helping out in humanitarian crises.

Fernandez says ACS was on hand for customers after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan in 2011, when the company helped evacuate more than 800 personnel and their families from the region.

He says: “The cargo department has also been entrusted with arranging aircraft carrying aid over the years. Major operations have included flying relief cargo to Patong in 2009, in the aftermath of the earthquake in Indonesia, and in 2013 we flew in humanitarian goods for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.”

Bowman adds: “I’m extremely proud of our team here in Asia – from a starting point of nothing 10 years ago, we have grown to become the largest company of our type in the region. I’d like to thank AsBAA for the plaque and their recognition of our 10th year in Asia – we look forward to supporting them for years to come.”