Recognised as one of the most successful aircraft charter companies in the world, Air Charter is looking at new resources in a bid to become a leader in professional sports travel, as more organisations opt for private aircraft hire.  

Around 35 national football federations makeup ACS’ clientele, with rugby teams starting to join too. Its global football sales director, Alex Sadat-Shafai, is based in the UK and is frequently in contact with football’s senior bodies. 

The company charters around 23,000 flights per year and has links to 50,000 aircraft across the globe. A large part of the company’s success is down to personalisation. The company works with clients to minimise the negative impacts sports travel can have on a professional athlete. The service includes details such as diet, tailoring specialised food for professionals stateside and in Europe. 

The company has also proved popular by cutting down waiting time, extending the time needed for prep and recovery. In some cases the company handles Covid test issues on behalf of its clients, striving for a streamlined service for its clientele. 

“I’d like to think we are the best in the world at what we do”, Sadat-Shafai told the media. With momentum building for charter service in the sporting world, ACS has positioned itself as a powerful leading figure in the world of professional sports travel. 

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