ACC Aviation opens Fort Lauderdale office as US charter demand climbs
ACC Aviation, the global aviation services group, is marking its third anniversary of American operations with the formal opening of a fourth US location and new US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new office, located at 550 South Andrews Avenue, complements existing bases in New York City, Atlanta and Houston, overseen by ACC Aviation President Americas, Jamie Harris.
Heading up the new US HQ and overseeing the growing team in Fort Lauderdale is Mike Jennings. Mike joined ACC Aviation in Q3 2020, bringing years of sales and operational experience. Mike’s industry success with Eastern Airlines and Chapman Freeborn, combined with the relationships he has built over his career have made a significant and immediate impact on the trajectory of the ACC group. “The ACC differentiator was clear from the outset when I joined,” Mike said. “ACC has industry leading knowledge and airline relationships, built up over 20 years. We are building something special here, and there is no better place to plant our roots than the travel and tourism hub that is South Florida.”
“We are delighted to be opening these new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. It’s an ideal location for the next stage of our US expansion,” stated ACC Aviation CEO Phil Mathews. “South Florida is host to leading airline operators, manufacturers and complementary engineering and technology suppliers.”
“Domestic US flying was one of the first sectors to rebound when the pandemic subsided and international travel is also now bouncing back,” highlighted Jamie Harris. “Several sectors that cut down on their charter activity, including meetings and incentives and cruises, are now coming back. We are ready to deliver solutions and further widen the client base,” he said.
“Undoubtedly, the pandemic has helped charter as companies continue to seek secure and reliable ways to travel,” he concluded.”
About ACC Aviation
Founded in 2002 as an aircraft leasing specialist, today ACC Aviation delivers market-leading solutions across aviation consultancy services, ACMI leasing, and air charter. Through an international office network spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia, it provides bespoke aviation solutions to clients across the globe. Its success is built on the strength and depth of its relationships within the aviation industry and, through continued investment in developing and maintaining these partnerships with a persistent focus on innovation, ACC Aviation delivers superior solutions to a diverse and growing client base.
YFM Equity Partners -backed ACC Aviation was ranked 85th in the Sunday Times BDO national Profit Track 100 Awards this Spring, lauded for its contribution to the economy and society during the pandemic. ACC Aviation first entered the Profit Track 100 line up in 2020 and has featured in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 since 2013. It was also welcomed as an FT1000 ranked company for the first time this year, entering the fifth annual edition of the Financial Times’ Top 1000 European companies in 786th place, achieving a notable growth rate of 44.1%.
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