AirBridgeCargo Adds New Budapest Services
Russian-based AirBridgeCargo recently announced the launch of their new bi-weekly flights to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. These new schedules have been added to meet the ever-increasing demand for air cargo transportation between Europe and Asia.
The new flights will depart on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s and will guarantee an available cargo capacity of up to 139 tonnes.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines General Director, Sergey Lazarev said, “Launching of scheduled operations in Budapest is another example of our commitment to customers with the intention to realign our network in line with market expectations, reviewing existing service portfolios. 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.”
An auspicious ceremony was held by AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Budapest Airport to mark the start of the new scheduled flights. Many guests with representatives from the Hungarian government, the local freight forwarding community, and media specialists were in attendance for the Boeing 747 freighter touchdown. After touchdown, the crows watched demonstrations of offloading procedures before heading off to a gala-dinner to unwind and network with fellow industry colleagues.
CEO of Budapest Airport, Jost Lammers said, “On behalf of Budapest Airport we are proud and happy to welcome the new cargo flights of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the fastest developing cargo operators in the top league of freighter airlines in the world.”
He further added, “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 meters of warehouse and office space, including for AirBridgeCargo staff.”
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC, is part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and is the largest cargo airline in Russia, operating over 60 flights a week from Europe.