Silk Way West returns to Budapest after a break of two years

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Silk Way West Airlines has returned to Budapest, operating two Boeing 747 Freighter flights a week to the Hungarian capital.

After a break of two years, the first flight landed at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on 18 March and the Azerbaijani airline will connect Budapest with its hub in Baku twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Having added Vienna and Kiev to its network, the re-launch of Budapest flights is part of the airline’s European expansion with more destinations to follow during the course of the year.

Silk Way West Airlines chief executive officer, Wolfgang Meier says: “We have recognised an increasing demand for scheduled services to and from Eastern Europe, which we believe came along with the rise of the ecommerce and tech business in this specific region.

“In the spirit of the ancient silkroad, we want to facilitate this growth by providing regular shipping opportunities to Central Europe as well as into the booming Middle Eastern and Asian markets with the establishment of this connection.”

Budapest Airport director of property and cargo, Rene Droese says: “We are proud to welcome the new cargo flight of Silk Way West Airlines to Budapest. The new flight creates additional export opportunities for the Hungarian industry, and through the international network of Silk Way West Airlines not only the main cargo hubs of Western Europe become accessible for its partners in industry and logistics, but markets in the Middle East and Asia too.”