John Batten to join Coyne Airways

John Batten is joining Coyne Airways as managing director.

Batten announced in May that he is leaving his position as executive vice president cargo services at Swissport International.

He will leave Swissport on Aug. 31. He will begin his job at Coyne Airways in September and will be based in Dubai, the airline’s hub.

“It is exciting to be moving to Coyne Airways,” Batten said. “There is lots of opportunity to grow the business, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Before coming to Swissport, Batten worked at companies such as Qatar Airways and TNT Airways. He has been with Swissport for five years.

“John has a proven track record in our industry, and we are looking forward to him joining our team,” Coyne Airways CEO and founder Larry Coyne said. “This is an exciting time for Coyne as we look to develop new business strands to our existing operations…Our aim is to carry our successful approach to new areas, and John is the ideal person to take us forward.”

Coyne Airways is building its network and recently launched to new destinations in Africa, working with regional partners to link the Middle East, North America and Europe with Africa.

Story updated June 10 at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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