Cargolux doubles frequencies to Budapest Airport


Cargolux Airlines International has doubled frequencies to Budapest Airport, and will now be flying to the capital of Hungary six times a week.

The original Hong Kong – Budapest – Luxembourg route will receive an additional frequency, and will be complemented by two weekly connections from Zhengzhou with a stopover in Budapest.

Domenico Ceci, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cargolux says: “Our position as a prime operator to the airport for numerous years, and our long-standing relationship with the airport enabled us to seize the opportunity and enhance our connections to this destination. We look forward to continue working closely with Budapest airport to ensure both parties reap the benefits of these additional services.”

Richard Forson, president and CEO of Cargolux welcomes the additional frequencies, saying: “Budapest has proved over the years, to be an important transit hub for cargo in Europe and an increasingly important destination on Cargolux routes. These enhanced frequencies will enable both parties to explore new markets while cementing Cargolux and Budapest airport’s positions as frontrunners in the European air freight market.”

Budapest Airport representatives welcomed the additional flights, with CEO Jost Lammers saying: “Cargolux is one of the largest cargo airlines in the world, and several airports are competing for its presence. The capacity increase of Cargolux at Budapest is therefore a huge milestone contributing to our cargo success story.”

René Droese, director business unit property and cargo at Budapest Airport adds: “The new Zhengzhou cargo route and the frequency increase from Hong Kong will be an important extension of our cargo network. Cargolux is an honorary long-time partner at Budapest, their contribution with boosted capacities in our cargo developments is highly appreciated. BUD also greets Cargolux as a tenant in the new BUD Cargo City, which once completed will be an ideal home for air cargo.”