Budapest Airport has hosted a Chinese logistics and investment delegation for a forum focusing on cooperation and e-commerce, as another link to China will open this summer.
Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines will launch thrice-weekly services between Budapest and Shanghai’s Pudong airport on 7 June.
The Budapest cargo team welcomed representatives from the Shanghai Cross-border E-commerce Association, and Invest Shanghai among others, to a day-long workshop and tour of the facilities, organised by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency and the Consulate General of Hungary.
Szilard Bolla, consul general of Hungary, Shanghai says: “I see a great business demand for the cargo capacity of this newly established flight we have been working on for a long time, and I believe there is a strong potential for Budapest to become a regional logistics hub for Chinese enterprises.”
Eastern Air Logistics, which manages cargo for China Eastern Airlines also took part in the discussions.
Li Jiupeng, CEO of Eastern Air Logistics and chairman of the board of China Cargo Airlines and chairman of the Shanghai Cross-border E-commerce Association says: “We warmly welcome Budapest as our newest online destination within Europe. We are confident that this will be a valuable addition to our network, which will act as the major air cargo linkage between Shanghai and Hungary.”
Delegates visited Budapest’s cargo facilities, including the site of a dedicated air cargo facility that is set for completion in the fourth quarter this year.
Rene Droese, director for property and cargo at Budapest Airport says: “We see more and more interest among Hungarian export-oriented sectors like the automotive, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries in the development of air cargo in Hungary and it is our mission to support this drive with further developments.”