Iron Maiden charters lead record year for ACS


Air Charter Service (ACS) arranged almost 12,500 charter contracts in 2016 – making it the company’s record year.

ACS chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says: “In total we completed 12,462 contracts in 2016, an average of more than 34 every single day of the year, and an 11 per cent increase on 2015. Often one charter contract entails many different flight sectors.

“We have done some interesting charters in the last 12 months; one that springs to mind is the Iron Maiden tour that we helped to arrange. It was 48 separate flights over the course of four months on a fully customised Boeing 747 nicknamed ‘Ed Force One’.

“Another unusual one was an onboard courier job to take some shoes from a hotel in New York to their owner, who had left them there, in Indonesia.

“Our growth in the past five years has been remarkable – we arranged 6,500 charter contracts in 2011 and now we’re doing almost double that. It is a true testament to our global team’s continuous hard work over the past 12 months and previous years.

“We are yet to receive audited figures as our year end was January 31st, but this is due to also be another record year in terms of revenue.”