ACS expands in Australia and India
06 / 11 / 2023
ACS Sydney office team (Paul Crook is back left). Image Source: ACS
At the end of October, aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) announced that it had made good progress on its plans to expand in Australia, having increased its team size by half this year.
Moreover, ACS said, the company’s Sydney office is preparing for further growth by moving into a much larger space.
Paul Crook, chief executive in ACS’s Sydney office, reported: “Last year was our best year in terms of charter numbers and our revenue was almost double that of the previous year.
“This year has proved just as strong, being on course for similar results to last,” he continued.
“Off the back of 2022 we have hugely expanded the team this year, to keep up with the demand in the region. This has, however, meant that we outgrew our old office.
“This new office gives us the room to fulfil our growth plans for the foreseeable future and is ideally situated in King Street, in the central business district of Sydney.”
Crook describes this as “an exciting time for ACS Australia, as we look to further our success and grow our teams here in Sydney and in our other office in Brisbane”.
Growth in India
More or less simultaneously, ACS has opened a new office New Delhi, the company’s second office in the country and 33rd around the world.
The office in the Indian capital complements the Mumbai branch it opened almost 12 years ago and which is said to have gone from strength to strength since.
Ashish Wastrad, chief executive of ACS India, noted: “Last year was one of our best years in terms of charter numbers and this year, so far, is surpassing even those figures.
“We have always had a lot of clients in New Delhi, but feel that having a physical presence there will not only benefit our existing customers in the area but also allow us to connect with many new ones.”
Heading up the New Delhi office is Aman Arora, who moves from his managerial position in Mumbai.
Wastrad informed: “Aman joined us more than seven years ago and has shown great leadership skills in his time with us – I am certain that he is the right person to launch the office in New Delhi and grow the business in the capital and the surrounding regions.”
Arora declared: “My team and I cannot wait to get started here in New Delhi. I, personally, have been dealing with clients from here for a very long time and it will be hugely beneficial to be so near to them and work closer with them, as well as expanding our business in the city and the surrounding regions.”
Building on success
Across the whole of the year, ACS has also opened new offices in Mexico City, Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as invested in larger premises in Manhattan, Houston, Singapore and Shanghai.
From rhinos to alpacas and from machinery parts to humanitarian supplies, ACS has helped its customers to move all sorts of cargo all over the world in 2023, building on history-making, pandemic-related demand that contributed to record profits for the broker in 2022.