Air firm sees business rise
The parent company of Lyddair airline has unveiled its new-look plane as business at Lydd Airport thrives.
Atlantic Bridge Aviation (ABA) has given the King Air B200 new livery to mark the 50th anniversary of the model.
ABA, based at the Romney Marsh airport, reports an increase in business in areas such as its cargo division.
Aircraft movements linked to freight have gone up 45% in the past year as customers seek faster alternatives to rail and ferry services to transport urgent freight across the UK and Europe.
It is able to take advantage of Lydd being the closest British airport to the Continent.
The biggest growth in demand has come from the automotive industry, with requests to deliver urgently-needed car parts and tooling to production lines, with customers including BMW Mini, Honda and Porsche.
Managing director, Jonathan Gordon, said: “We’ve stepped up the promotion of our brokerage services to aero clubs and direct to owners across the UK and Europe. Results are promising.”
Jonathan Gordon from ABA