Tristan Koch to join Coyne Airways as managing director

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Coyne Airways managing director, Tristan Koch

Tristan Koch will join Coyne Airways as managing director in January 2019, as part of the airline’s ongoing expansion plans.

Based in London, Koch’s responsibilities will cover original markets Coyne pioneered around the Caspian, as well as 50 markets in the Middle East and Africa, which the airline now serves.

Coyne Airways founder and chief executive officer, Larry Coyne says: “The appointment of Tristan marks an important landmark in Coyne’s history as we celebrate 25 years of serving niche markets. We are expanding our existing business and extending our operations to new territories, and Tristan is very much part of that planned growth.”

He says the airline prides itself on a “pioneering spirit”, and Koch has an “entrepreneurial spirit and customer focus” to allow Coyne Airways to open new routes and increase capacity.

Koch has 18 years of experience in the air cargo industry, including senior roles at British Airways and most recently at American Airlines, where he was managing director cargo sales – EMEA ISC.

Koch says: “Coyne has built a class-leading reputation for delivering freight solutions in the Caspian and elsewhere based on true collaborative partnerships with its customers, and I am excited to be given the opportunity to help grow the business further.”

Coyne Airways operates to difficult to reach destinations including the Caspian, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, with headquarters in London and a hub in Dubai.

Chief operating officer, Liana Coyne says: “Our aim is to increase frequency into the Caspian and control the movement of a greater proportion of the freight on the capacity we control. We are happy to consider full or part-load capacity of carriers serving China, the Middle East, and Africa to achieve this.”