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Greater focus will be placed on the air cargo sector as Edinburgh Airport continues to prepare for its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The airport has appointed a dedicated Cargo Business Development Manager to work on growing this important element of the aviation business and supporting Scotland’s import and export industries.

Conan Busby joins after spending 15 years with MAG (Manchester Airports Group) where he was a key figure in supporting and growing the UK’s largest cargo-only operations at East Midlands and Stansted.

Conan’s arrival comes as the airport progresses plans to enhance the current cargo facilities.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We are home to one of the UK’s largest air mail operations with millions of letters and packages leaving the airport every year, and that number has grown during the pandemic as more people have resorted to online shopping and emergency supplies have been transported across the country.

“We see this area as one of potential growth and we know Conan can help us build our network, something that will benefit businesses who import and export goods. It will also benefit passengers as airlines are often looking at cargo opportunities to strengthen the viability and success of the route.”

Conan Busby added:

“I know the airport is looking to make air cargo a more fundamental part of the business and I’m excited to play a significant role in growing and strengthening our network.

“We are starting from quite a strong base but there is clear potential for further growth and I’ve already started to make connections with various businesses in and around Edinburgh. We want to expand into and help any industry and sector that we can, and I would encourage anyone looking to work with Edinburgh Airport to get in touch so we can discuss further.”

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