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Air cargo tech business CharterSync appoints 8020 Communications

News - 14th March 2022
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Award-winning air cargo charter business CharterSync has appointed aviation, travel and mobility specialist 8020 Communications to handle its global PR on a retained basis.

Following a period of unprecedented growth in 2021, CharterSync has appointed 8020 to strengthen its position in the marketplace as it eyes global expansion in 2022. In 2021, CharterSync achieved a Q4 operating profit up 260% compared to the three previous quarters combined. This year, trading has started even more robustly, with the month of January delivering the same level of sales as the whole of 2021.

Simon Watson, co-founder and director of CharterSync, says: “As a leading digital air cargo charter business, we have already set the stage for global expansion. 8020 has a great reputation in aviation PR and digital marketing, bringing deep sector insight as well as creativity to help us outperform on an international scale.”

Marc Cornelius, CEO of 8020 Communications, says: “These are exciting times for the air cargo charter market. Not only has CharterSync played a very active role in facilitating the UK’s deliveries of Covid PPE, test kits and syringes, but the knock-on effects of the pandemic across many industries have resulted in mammoth supply chain challenges that CharterSync has helped solve. With its newly upgraded technology platform, CharterSync has huge growth opportunities globally and we are excited to be bringing its story to market.”

In 2021, CharterSync won the ‘Air Business of the Year Award’ at Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards and ‘Best Use of Technology’ in the Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

CharterSync’s continuing growth has benefitted from high demand for Covid-19 equipment boosted by the arrival of the Omicron variant, and the ongoing UK vaccination programme, all helping to strengthen 2021 air cargo volumes by 19% year-on-year. In 2021, CharterSync also capitalised on growth in the Oil and Gas sector, which has seen a resurgence thanks to strengthening global demand.

Trudi Beggs