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S1:E261 | 17th August 2021

Chris is joined by Rupert Batstone – Recently retired from Swissport

Unique Character and Industry presence.
Great career and someone who is fantastic company in any situation.

We look back over his career and some memories as well as some frustrations and successes.
Rupert mentions individuals who have made an impact on the industry and himself as a person within many of his roles and postings.

We discuss the impact of FEAR on our industry
• Costs and pricing
• Value or volume
I had the privilege and pleasure of working with him on IATA groups and committees as well as being a colleague at Etihad.

A man full of experience and a pioneer during the early days ascendency of Etihad.
An enjoyable catch up indeed!



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.