Determining smart technology use in air cargo charter bookings

Thanks to the influx of venture capital making its way into logistics in 2019, new platforms allow for everything from basic track-and-trace of air cargo shipments to direct ebooking. However, complex air cargo charters may need to combine new and old technologies to operate most efficiently, Dan Morgan-Evans, group cargo director at Air Charter Service […]

ACS aids Indonesian earthquake

As the death toll from the 7.5-magnitude Indonesian earthquake and resulting tsunami on Sept. 28  climbs over the 2,000 mark, the coastal communities on the coast of Sulawesi are continuing the process of repair with the help of airborne relief efforts, like that of United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS). ACS said that, so far, […]

Air Charter Service increases cargo flights in first half of 2018

United Kingdom-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has released its 2018 interim results, which show a 21 percent increase in scheduled cargo flights compared to the first six months of 2017. Also, revenue over the same period increased by 23 percent to US$312 million. “Compare this to IATA’s half year figures, which show that […]

Air Charter Service doubles-down in Beijing, acquires new facility

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to a new Beijing facility that is twice the size of its predecessor, in a move that will underpin the company’s increasing attention to the Chinese market. “This is an exciting time for the Chinese aviation industry, with the government’s plans to increase the number of airports from 220 […]

Air Charter Service’s cargo charters soar in 2017

The increased demand for airfreight services in 2017 appears to have translated into bolstered demand for cargo charters. U.K.-based charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS), reported revenues of U.S. $677million for its fiscal year 2017 that ended on Jan. 31, a 39 percent year-over-year increase over 2016.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) […]

Volga-Dnepr freighter makes special mining delivery to India

Charter broker Air Charter Service arranged for transport of a 27-tonne outsize drilling machine from Perth, Australia, to Ahmedabad, India, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighters. The drilling machine, which measures a whopping 15 meters long by three meters high, was destined for a mining project in Ahmedabad. “Weeks of planning went into the […]

ACS and your mom’s favorite metal band wrap world tour

Iron Maiden’s “Book of Souls” tour, which wrapped up last month in Germany, saw one of the hardest working bands in showbiz jet between 50 shows on six continents onboard a customized 747-400, chartered by Air Charter Service (ACS) and operated by Air Atlanta. The 747-400, with “Eddie,” the rotting-corpse mascot of the band proudly […]

Atlas Air’s Q1 net income down, but Amazon deal raises spirits

Soon after announcing its blockbuster 20 freighter/20 percent stake deal today with Amazon, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) released its first-quarter results for 2016, showing a drastic dip in net income from US$25.8 million in Q1 2015 to just $7.7 million in three months ended March 31, 2016. CEO William Flynn, however, remained upbeat, saying […]

Air Charter Service expands into sixth continent

Air Charter Service is now located on all six major continents, since it opened a new office in Sydney, its first operation in Australia. The company launched aircharterservice.com.au late last year and reported that, so far, the response has been positive. “Our Hong Kong office has built up a strong customer base in the region […]

Air Charter Service celebrates 25 years

Chris and Tina Leach started Air Charter Service 25 years ago from the basement of their home in London. Twenty-five years later, the charter company that handles urgent “go now” goods, dangerous goods, oversize loads, humanitarian aid and more – is a global company. Leach is the son of a pilot, starting his career as […]

Flying fish come to Siberian Arctic

Something fishy was going on this summer at AirBridgeCargo. The scheduled-service freight arm of the Volga-Dnepr Company recently moved 1.24 million hatchery-raised muksun, a type of whitefish, to their native habitat in the fresh coastal waters of northern Siberia, near the Arctic Ocean. The fish were transported in four 2.5-tonne water-filled containers, equipped with oxygen […]

Air Charter Service sends aid to Yemen

Since Houthi rebels seized control of the government and took over the capital city of Sana’a in Yemen this past March, delivering humanitarian aid to the country has been nearly impossible. Earlier this month, however, charter carrier Air Charter Service arranged the first civilian cargo flight into the city of Aden, the temporary capital of […]