Air Charter Service has recruited former Flight Centre retail boss Ben Stevenson to bolster its ties with the trade.

Stevenson will head up the operator’s travel and concierge team, primarily working with its private jets division.

He will work closely with travel agents to deliver bespoke private jet packages alongside the wider private jets team.

Stevenson worked at Flight Centre Travel Group for over 15 years, most recently as head of specialist retail.

“We are delighted to welcome Ben to our team, bringing valuable expertise for our clients and a network of travel agent contacts,” said Air Charter Service’s chief executive Justin Bowman.

“We believe that he will truly enhance this area of our business.”

Stevenson added: “I am delighted to be joining Air Charter Service at such an exciting time for private jet travel, as the number of new clients is really on the rise.

“I am confident that my extensive background in travel and aviation will mean that ACS can continue to deliver exceptional service for its private jet clients.”