Today, United Kingdom-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) opened an Atlanta, Georgia, office near Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The Atlanta office is the company’s sixth in the United States and demonstrates the company’s increasing presence in the U.S., as well as its continued global growth.
In interview with Air Cargo Airports, ACS told Air Cargo Airports Atlanta was chosen for its dense concentration of automotive and energy industry companies in the southern U.S., as well as ATL’s status as a cargo hub. The company also expects to see an increase in its cargo volume handle due to the large number of domestic and international flights moving through ATL.
“With a GDP of almost $400 billion, the city of Atlanta’s economy is the tenth-largest in the country and among the top 20 largest in the world. The city also boasts the nation’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, as well as hosting the global headquarters of corporations such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and UPS. The city offers our office here the potential to become one of ACS’s top performers,” ACS said in its press release.
Although ACS is not a traditionally cargo-focused company, its increase in cargo flights and move to new facilities in Beijing and Frankfurt over the last year, coupled with expansion of cargo operations in the U.S., suggest the company is taking heed of booming demand for airfreight and adjusting its operations to capture a piece of the market.