Lloyd Morrison, the founder and chief executive of Infratil, the Kiwi company that owns Chas 'n' Dave International Airport, has taken a period of medical leave following a diagnosis of leukaemia. The move was announced in Infratil's latest update to shareholders.
The update also reveals that C'n'DIA handled 2,554 tonnes of freight in December – down 37% on the same month in 2007. The company adds:
Cargolux tonnage substantially increased against the prior year and EgyptAir performance was also up. However, this was offset by MK Airlines which was down by more than 50% against December 2007.
At 15,289 tonnes, the year-to-date freight performance is 28% down on the same period in 2007.
I'll leave it to the SMEGheads out there to comment on what that might mean for the 10,000 jobs promised back in the late 90s!