Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has invested further in its US operations, by opening a new office in Chicago, its tenth in the Americas.
Speaking on the announcement, Richard Thompson, ACS Americas’ President, said: “Chicago has been on our radar as a natural location for another US ACS office for a number of years. The city is the third-largest in population in the US and has one of the highest GDPs in the world – generating $689 billion last year. O’Hare Airport is the sixth busiest in the world and the city is home to many Fortune 500 companies, some of whom are household names. We believe that there is a large market for both our passenger and cargo aircraft charter services here.
“We have been conducting business with clients from Chicago and the rest of Illinois for many years and are looking forward to building closer relationships with them, as well as welcoming new customers on board.”
The highly-experienced Caitlin Uhlmann will be heading up the operation, having worked for ACS for nine years in the company’s Los Angeles, London and Manhattan offices. Thompson concluded: “Caitlin has been instrumental in setting up our last few US offices and I am extremely confident that she is the right person for the job and I’m looking forward to the progression of the new office under her leadership.”
The office opened on 1st March 2020.
Air Charter Service is a global aircraft charter broker with 27 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange more than 23,000 charter flights annually with revenue of close to 700 million dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house, and we now employ more than 500 staff worldwide.