Air firm sees busi­ness rise

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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

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