Air Charter Service, further investing in its US operations, has opened a new office in Chicago – its tenth in the Americas.

Speaking on the announcement, Richard Thompson, ACS Americas’ President, said: “Chicago has been on our radar as a natural location for another US ACS office for a number of years. The city is the third-largest in population in the US and has one of the highest GDPs in the world – generating $689 billion last year. O’Hare Airport is the sixth busiest in the world and the city is home to many Fortune 500 companies, some of whom are household names. We believe that there is a large market for both our passenger and cargo aircraft charter services here.”

“We have been conducting business with clients from Chicago and the rest of Illinois for many years and are looking forward to building closer relationships with them, as well as welcoming new customers on board.”

Caitlin Uhlmann will be heading up the operation, having worked for ACS for nine years in the company’s Los Angeles, London and Manhattan offices. Thompson concluded: “Caitlin has been instrumental in setting up our last few US offices and I am extremely confident that she is the right person for the job and I’m looking forward to the progression of the new office under her leadership.”