AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its European network with two flights a week to Budapest Airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The two Boeing 747 Freighter flights will provide up to 139 tons of capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise transporting all of types of cargo.
AirBridgeCargo general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “Budapest has been expanding at a fast clip, upgrading its facilities, infrastructure, and solutions for freighter carriers and following a cargo-friendly strategy.
“Its advantageous central location in Europe makes Budapest Airport a perfect location for carriers operating between Asia and Europe. On top of this, we foresee an upsurge of e-commerce traffic with swelling demand for internet purchases among European consumers.”
Budapest Airport chief executive officer, Jost Lammers adds: “Through ABC’s network of more than 30 destinations Hungarian companies producing electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and other high quality products could reach out to their customers around the world through Moscow.
“From next year on our cargo partners in Budapest can operate from our brand new Cargo City which will provide 20,000 square metres of warehouse and office space, including for AirBridgeCargo staff.”
A launch event was held to mark the first flight, with representatives from the Hungarian government, the local freight forwarding community and media representatives.
Hungary’s deputy foreign minister, Levente Magyar emphasized the role Budapest Airport plays in developing aviation connectivity, praising the fact that AirBridgeCargo chose Budapest as its new Central and Eastern European hub for widening its international network.
AirBridgeCargo flies to 11 European destinations, operating more than 60 flights a week from Europe carrying goods including pharmaceuticals, oversized and heavy cargo, perishables and live animals.