Coyne Airways has appointed Air Logistics as its general sales agent in the United States to increase its share of air cargo shipments to the Caspian region and the Middle East.
Under the terms of the new contract, effective immediately, Air Logistics will be responsible for all US sales for Coyne Airways with the exception of Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware where the company will continue its successful sales and marketing activities with Ray Wach. Ray has been Coyne Airways’ sales representative in this region since April 2005.
Larry Coyne, CEO of Coyne Airways, said: “In Air Logistics, we are confident we have chosen a partner capable of providing the selling expertise, fast response times and service levels that are synonymous with Coyne’s services. Through its US locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami and New York, Air Logistics will provide wider geographical coverage and local contacts to meet the growing demand for the destinations we serve”.
“Another bonus of this new association is that Air Logistics represents several of our interline partners and is therefore able to provide quicker access to first carrier selection for the majority of Coyne clients that move freight on a through 575 air waybill to final destination from their local US gateway.”
Terry Coyne, who has represented Coyne Airways in the Houston region for the past decade has joined Air Logistics as a consultant – based at the company’s Houston office – and will continue to work on sales and business development for Coyne Airways.
“Coyne Airways’ niche markets and Air Logistics’ comprehensive coverage perfectly compliment each other. Both companies build their business by providing a quality product and high standards of customer service, the key ingredients to a successful partnership in these challenging times,” comments Stephen Dawkins, COO America, Air Logistics.
Coyne Airways operates a weekly Boeing 747 freighter from London Stansted and Cologne to its Caspian hub of Tbilisi. From Tbilisi, Coyne operates regional all-cargo flights to Aktau, Atyrau and Uralsk in Kazakhstan as well as a RFS to Baku in Azerbaijan and Yerevan in Armenia. Other destinations in the Caspian region are served on request by air and road services. Since it began all-cargo flights to the Caspian 12 years ago, Coyne Airways has successfully completed some 3,000 freighter services to and around the region.
From its Middle East hub in Dubai, Coyne operates freighters to major cities across Iraq and Afghanistan, including Baghdad, Balad, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, Kandahar, Kabul and Bagram.
Coyne Airways has provided services from the US market for 15 years and its major interline partners now include Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Delta and British Airways to the Gulf and Air France, Continental Airlines, Virgin and Asiana Airlines to the Caspian.