Air Charter Service

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Air Charter Service
Air Charter Service logo.svg
Founded 1990
Key people
  • Chris Leach (Chairman & Co-founder)
  • Christine Leach (Company Secretary & Co-founder)
  • Justin Bowman (CEO)
  • Ruan Courtney (COO)
  • Justin Lancaster (Commercial Director)
  • Stewart Pitt (CFO)
  • William Christie (Executive Jets Director)
  • Tamsin Simmons (HR Director)
  • Charles Prescott (Non-Executive Director)

Air Charter Service (ACS) is an aircraft charter provider with 25 offices around the world spanning all six major continents.[1]

Air Charter Service does not own any aircraft, but arranges helicopter, private jet, commercial airline and cargo aircraft charters. Additional services include On Board Couriers, Aircraft Sales, and Air Evacuation Plans.


Air Charter Service was founded in 1990 by Chris Leach in the basement of his family home in the UK,[2] starting out as a small specialist aviation company and has grown to a company that arranges 15,000 full charters per year.

In 2015 Air Charter Service announced that it would be investing £10 million ($15 million) in charter technology over the course of the next five years.[3]


The company has websites covering 34 countries (in a total of 11 languages): Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.


  1. ^ "Air Charter Service expands into sixth continent | Air Cargo World". Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  2. ^ GmbH, DVV Media Group. "Is aviation fuel in Chris Leach's blood?". Air Cargo News. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Air Charter Service Plans $15M Investment". Aviation International News. Retrieved 2016-05-13.