Air Charter Service, a UK-based aircraft charter broker with 16 offices worldwide, contracted nearly 7,500 charter flights during its fiscal year ending January 31–a 14-percent increase over its 2012 fiscal year. “We have seen constant year-on-year growth for several years, but this is one of the largest single jumps in charter numbers that we’ve ever had,” said managing director Ruan Courtney. “On average, we book a charter every 70 minutes and that’s because most charter contracts consist of more than one flight sector.
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The Dubai office of charter broker Air Charter Services (ACS) is arranging potential evacuation flights for people who might need to leave Egypt in a hurry. According to ACS deputy managing director Justin Bowman, “We have been getting a large number of calls from worried companies and have already placed various aircraft on standby at Cairo Airport to fly into Dubai in case the situation deteriorates.