March 1 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has completed almost 12,500 contracts in 2016, making it the company's record year.

Group ceo, Justin Bowman, said: "In total we completed 12,462 contracts in 2016, an average of more than 34 every single day of the year, and an 11 percent increase on 2015."

Bowman continued: "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."

ACS is expecting another record year in terms of revenue once the audited figures are received.