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ULSTER RUGBY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH AIR CHARTER SERVICE

1 September 2011

ACS has secured a partnership with one of Ireland’s premier rugby union teams, Ulster Rugby, in a season long sponsorship deal.

Air Charter Service will provide aircraft arrangements for the team as they travel around the UK to play their League fixtures and around Europe to meet their Heineken Cup commitments for the 2011-2012 season.

Air Charter Service has extensive experience in charters for rugby teams and has already worked alongside Ulster Rugby for some time. Matthew Purton, Commercial Jet Director for ACS, said: “I am delighted that we have signed this deal and that we can continue our work with Ulster. We worked closely with the team last season, and they had a very successful campaign: finishing 3rd in the league and reaching the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup for the first time since 1999.”

Purton continued: “We charter aircraft for many of the world’s biggest sports teams, so we have a great amount of expertise in the sector. It is the best way for the players to travel long distances and to prepare mentally for the game ahead – ensuring that the transit time is as short as possible and that they arrive in comfort.”

Ulster Rugby’s Director of Rugby, David Humphreys added: “Matthew and his team at ACS offer a reliable and flexible service and we are delighted to work with them this year.

The ability to fly directly to particular airports at time that suits us makes financial and, more importantly, rugby sense for us. We can make savings on hotel costs and many of the charges associated with commercial airlines, while the ability to fly home straight after a match allows the players to maximise the recovery period in between games which has become essential during an increasingly busy season.”

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