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Year-On-Year Air Cargo Growth Reported for Budapest Airport

Year-On-Year Air Cargo Growth Reported for Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport reported record-breaking cargo numbers exceeding its substantial 2017 record numbers and confirming consistent double-digit growth for the last three years, according to a release this week.

“These latest figures are exciting as they represent three years of uninterrupted double-digit growth at the airport,” said René Droese, Director Property and Cargo of Budapest Airport. “We are focusing all our efforts to make good use of the ideal conditions in Budapest and turn Liszt Ferenc International Airport into a major cargo logistics hub for the Central-Eastern European region.”

She added:

“For this, we are establishing appropriate technical, security, and traffic conditions – the relevant projects entered the phase of implementation last year, and we can successfully complete them this year. As a first step we handed over a 16,000 m2 new cargo warehouse and office capacity for our integrator partners in 2017; their traffic has been constantly developing for years.”

Budapest Airport will continue to leverage its cargo success through implementing simultaneous operations of two Boeing B-747-8F freighters.

“The combined value of this development effort in 2019 reaches EUR46 million, and is financed by Budapest Airport itself,” said Droese. “Our goal is to deliver, by the end of this year, an ideal cargo infrastructure for all segments of our well-balanced customer portfolio, for full freighters, belly cargo, integrators and roader feeder trucking too. Rising demand is illustrated by the fact that last year a number of wide body and jumbo freighters were being loaded at the airport each day, including Boeing B-747s operated by Cargolux, AirBridgeCargo, and Silk Way West, and Airbus A300s, A310s, A330s, used by Turkish Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo.”


Source: Meantime Communications

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