Global charter broker Air Charter Services (ACS) has expanded in Brazil with additional staff and larger office space, following what it said was a record year for the operation in Sao Paulo. “The new premises is almost twice the size of our last place and gives us enough space for the foreseeable future, with plenty of room for the next stage in our expansion plan—we have almost doubled the size of our team over the past 12 months and are looking to push on with further investment later in 2019,” said ACS Brazil CEO Ana Benavente.
Benavente called Brazil “a market on the rise” as it has the world’s eighth-largest economy, companies that are among the top 250 of Forbes’s “The World’s Largest Public Companies,” and 50 billionaires there. “We had a record year at ACS Brazil in 2018—we surpassed 2017’s figures with more than two months of the year remaining,” Benavente added. “We had an especially busy period in June and July last year as we chartered for four of the five South American nations taking part in the FIFA World Cup.”
Last year’s growth was spread among private, commercial, and cargo charters, she said.