February 29 - Air Charter Service is set to open its first Australian office.

The location of the new office is Sydney and Justin Lancaster, Air Charter Service's commercial director says it will mean that the air charter broker will cover all six major continents.

"We launched aircharterservice.com.au late last year and have so far received a good response from the site, so we are hopeful that the office will get off to a flying start."

Heading up the operation will be Paul Crook. Lancaster added: "Paul first worked for ACS in 2009 and is really looking forward to starting up ACS in Australia with his team of experienced account managers from existing ACS offices. We have also hired a local team who have been trained in our London and Hong Kong offices over the past six months."