Cargo returns to Coventry

CARGO services at Coventry Airport (UK) have resumed for the first time since they stopped in 2009.

The airport was closed for a short time while it was being sold to the British IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby. The airport is now open for cargo business with flights departing to Maastricht (the Netherlands), Lille (France) and Dublin (Ireland) after a deal was agreed with Atlantic Airlines, now part of the West Atlantic Group.

“We are aiming to re-build our reputation within the cargo industry as an airport which offers competitive rates and a central UK location,” said Marc Watkins (near right), business development manager at the airport.

Atlantic Airlines’ general manager, Greg Little (far right), said it was a pleasure to be returning to the airport.

“We are delighted to return to Coventry Airport, our engineering base, and centre of operations. We will be working closely with our customers and the Coventry Airport team to develop additional air cargo services now that the airport has regained the capability to support this.”

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