A look back – and ahead from Derek

23 January 2024

It’s been a busy start to the new year. As such, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped make 2023 such a memorable year. I wanted to share with you some of our highlights of 2023, and what we are looking forward to in 2024. 

Last year saw us soar to new heights. We expanded our fleet, reaffirmed and increased our sustainability goals, exhibited at ACE23 and were shortlisted for a national award. 

Spreading our wings

January brought the news that we were to offer the Embraer Praetor 600 business jet for charter. New additions continued in August, with a Cessna Citation XL joining the Air Charter Scotland fleet, joined later in the year by a Cessna Citation CJ1. 


We made the decision to offset all of our flights and continue partnering with leading climate consultancy and project developer South Pole; Air Charter Scotland is progressing towards a sustainable future and to be carbon neutral by 2030.

We have continued to invest in programs around the world to address our operations’ emissions while channelling critical finance to climate action projects that reduce CO₂ from the atmosphere and also create a company-wide environmentally conscious culture with a paperless cockpit and finance department, low-emission electric company transport and moving towards an eco-conscious supply chain. 


The annual Air Charter Expo continues to be a highlight on our calendar, with 2023 seeing us welcome conference goers aboard one of our most recognisable jets, the Big Dog. It is always a fantastic opportunity to catch up with our aviation industry peers and friends. We are already looking forward to returning to Biggin Hill for ACE24. 

Award Shorlisted

A testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with Air Charter Scotland, September saw us shortlisted for ‘Executive Passenger Charter Operator of the Year’ as part of the 2023 Air Charter Excellence awards. It was a huge honour to be nominated and shortlisted for the national award. I would like to place on record my thanks to everyone who supported us with nominations, and to our team who continue to provide the best possible experience for our clients.  

2024 promises to be just as memorable as last year, with a worldwide calendar filled with sporting events, MICE and business travel and exploration.  

Football’s UEFA European Championships head to Germany with Scotland among the 24 nations hoping to secure a place in the final in Berlin’s Olympiastadion on July 24th. 

Away from sport, the business world continues to turn, with conferences and meetings ongoing and with so much international business, Air Charter Scotland offers an excellent choice of private jets for both short and longer inter-continental journeys. 

Whatever your reason for travelling, it’s our goal to make sure you enjoy the journey – whatever 2024 may have in store for you.

Here’s to 2024,