Coyne Airways

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Coyne Airways
Coyne Airways logo.png
IATA
7C
ICAO
COY
Callsign
COYNE AIR
Founded 1994
Operating bases Cologne/Bonn Airport
Dubai International Airport
London Stansted Airport
Tbilisi International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 18
Company slogan Moving freight to Difficult to Reach destinations
Parent company Coyne Aviation Limited
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Larry Coyne (MD)
Website www.coyneair.com

Coyne Airways is an all cargo airline based in London, United Kingdom. It has a separate operation in Dubai, UAE. It operates scheduled cargo flights to Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Iraq, UAE, using Antonov, Boeing and Ilyushin aircraft as required. Its main bases are London Stansted, Cologne/Bonn Airport and Dubai International Airport. It is listed as the 95th largest carrier in terms of freight ton kilometres by Airline Business magazine in its November 2008 issue.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1994. It started as a charter broker specialising in the CIS market. In 1997 it pioneered scheduled freighter services to the Caspian starting with Baku but later adding Tbilisi, Yerevan, Aktau, Atyrau and Uralsk. In December 2006, it began serving this region with a B747 400F from Stansted to Cologne to its hub in Tbilisi where freight is then transferred to smaller aircraft for distribution around the region.

In July 2002, it inaugurated a freighter service between Seoul and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to meet the growing need for oil and gas development on Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.

In 2004, it set up the first (and only scheduled freighter services according to the Official Airline Guide) into Iraq serving Baghdad and many destinations around the country. In 2006 it set up scheduled services into Afghanistan serving Kandahar, Kabul and Bagram twice weekly.

It also serves Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Sana'a, Yemen. In January 2008, it commenced Boeing 747 operations into Lagos, Nigeria. These were discontinued in April 2008.

It charters aircraft as required. It is wholly owned by Coyne Aviation (of which the Coyne family owns 100%) and has 28 employees (at October 2008).[1]

Destinations[edit]

Coyne Airways operates freight services to the following destinations (as of June 2013):[2][3]

Fleet[edit]

The Coyne Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of June 2013):

Coyne Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet
Antonov An-12 1
Boeing 747-400F 1
Ilyushin Il-76 1
Tupolev Tu-204C 1
Total 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 69. 
  2. ^ Coyne Airways Caspian Schedule
  3. ^ Coyne Airways Gulf Schedule

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