July 25 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has said that June was the busiest month in its history with more than 800 charter contracts completed.
"It is an astounding figure," said ACS ceo Justin Bowman. "To put it into perspective, we chartered more flights in June 2014 than we did in the whole of 2003."
"Some charter contracts consist of more than one leg and in June we flew almost 1,200 flight sectors in total: that means an ACS flight took off, on average, once every 40 minutes throughout the whole of June," added Bowman.
He explains that the business was evenly spread, with none of its three divisions posting a record month individually. "All 18 offices contributed, with almost every one up year-on-year for June," said Bowman.
ACS says that although the FIFA World Cup provided the company with extra business during the month, the underlying figures are just as impressive and would still constitute its busiest month.
ACS' charter numbers are currently 23 percent up on the same stage last year, which was the company's record year. The company suggests this indicates that the market is recovering across all aspects of aircraft chartering.
ACS ceo Justin Bowman.