Cargolux has received the “Best Developing Freighter Operator 2019” at the annual Budapest airport award ceremony. After 18 years of fruitful co-operation between BUD airport and Europe’s leading all-cargo carrier, 2019 cemented the two entities’ long-standing collaboration. Cargolux doubled its weekly frequencies from three to six scheduled services and introduced a new direct route from Zhengzhou Airport, the carrier’s second hub in China.
“Cargolux is honoured to have received this award, a reflection of our years of successful collaboration with Budapest airport. We continue to build on our common achievements and look forward to more interesting developments in the future”, says Domenico Ceci, EVP sales and marketing Cargolux Airlines.
“2019 was a significant year for us in terms of cargo operations and the opening of BUD Cargo City in November was a milestone. With Cargolux we can count on an excellent partnership since 2002 that keeps growing and opening up to new opportunities”, says René Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer at Budapest Airport.
As the first cargo carrier to offer flights into Budapest airport in 2002, Cargolux is the benchmark for other players in the industry. Over the years, a solid and trustworthy relationship formed between the airport and the operator which is now the largest freight airline to service the destination. BUD celebrated a year of large-scale developments in 2019 in all important business segments, passengers, aircraft maintenance, and cargo. The award ceremony was the opportunity to a celebrate a successful year at Budapest Airport.