Record-Setting Rates for Budapest Airport
Significant increases recorded for Budapest Airport this week in regards to overall trucked and flown freight. There was a 22.9 percent increase from the same time period in 2017 and a 16.3 percent increase in processed air cargo from January through October. Over the course of two years, the airport increased air cargo traffic volume at BUD by an impressive 39.1 percent.
“As of today, our figures for 2018 have already overtaken the entire year of 2017, when we processed 127,145 tonnes of airfreight at BUD, which was our highest yearly amount on record,” René Droese, Executive Director Property and Cargo at Budapest Airport. “Airfreight volumes at BUD continue to grow at an impressive rate, and we will soon be reaching yet another milestone as our 12 months’ volume, currently at 144,017 tonnes, approaches an unprecedented 150,000 tonnes.”
Successful metrics like these reiterate the importance and justification of the most recent implementation of Cargo City, a $32 million dollar investment consisting of a massive cargo handling facility and specialized freighter stands in an aim to centralize cargo operations.
“This growth proves how vital our new Cargo City development will be in order to continue coping with increased demand from carriers around the world, and we are excited about the new capabilities this new facility will bring when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2019,” Droese said.
Source: Meantime Communications