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Batten turns an eye to new markets

By control on September 9, 2013

John Batten, who took up his role as managing director at all-cargo carrier Coyne Airways, aims to launch service into new markets.

"I intend to grow the business and further develop our customer base and operational capability," Batten said. "The focus is very much on improving the overall customer experience."

Coyne founder and CEO Larry Coyne said Batten's appointment marked another stage in the airline's development.

"He brings a committed, professional approach to both our customers and suppliers," Coyne said. "John's vast experience will be a major asset to the company and will enable us to continue the growth we have enjoyed in recent years."

Batten has more than 35 years of experience in the airfreight industry, most recently at Swissport, where he was executive vice president global cargo for five years. He also worked at Qatar Airways and TNT.

"The attraction to Coyne Airways was a logical one for me as I wanted to get back to an airline and further diversify my airline and logistics knowledge. Coyne does both very well," Batten said.

Coyne Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is building its network, most recently with new destinations in Africa.