EUROPE & CIS: Coyne picks Air Proxy for Eastern Europe

Coyne Airways, the British carrier noted for serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Air Proxy is the exclusive member of the EGSAC network for the Baltic States, and is the tenth EGSAC member to represent Coyne Airways. Air Proxy […]


Coyne Airways, the British carrier noted for serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Air Proxy is the exclusive member of the EGSAC network for the Baltic States, and is the tenth EGSAC member to represent Coyne Airways.

Air Proxy sees considerable potential in Coyne Airways’ B747 freighter services from Frankfurt and Cologne to its Tbilisi hub, from which it serves Aktau, Atyrau, Uralsk, Ashgabat, Baku and Yerevan by regular IL76 and RFS services. Air Proxy will link to the airline’s Frankfurt gateway using its own well-established road feeder services from Tallinn and Riga.

Says MD Maanus Mätlick: “Coyne is an ideal complement to our existing carrier services, providing uplift to the Caucasus region for larger shipments, freighter-aircraft-only shipments and large pieces that we cannot accommodate on passenger flights.”

Coyne’s services to Iraq and Afghanistan (IL76, A300F and B747F), operated from its Dubai hub, and reached via interline freighter services from points throughout Europe, are also appealing for Air Proxy, Mätlick continues: “Coyne Airways also opens up the Afghanistan market, which could be useful as Estonia is contributing to the multinational military forces. There is also potential business for Iraq. Both these markets command comparatively good yields.”