freight operator Coyne Airways is to switch its European flight hub back to
Vatry International Airport in France in a bid to achieve faster deliveries
across its Caspian network.
carrier has been using Brno in the Czech Republic for its service to Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijn and Armeni since switching operations from Vatry in 2002
because of operating restrictions placed on its Ilyushin Il-76F flights.
Coyne is to operate two to three weekly Antonov An-12 flights from Vatry to Tbilisi,
Aktau and Atyrau, as well weekly flights to Uralsk and Askhhabad.
executive Larry Coyne says: “Moving our hub back to Vatry provides important
commercial benefits for us and our customers. It is a specialist cargo airport
in the heart of Europe with good road transport links. By avoiding the need to
truck cargo to Brno, we are effective reducing transit times by 24 hours. With
shipments originating in Europe and North America, this is an important time