Budapest Airport Double Digit Growth Continues Breaking Records
Hungary’s International Budapest Airport (BUD) has maintained their strong growth for air freight flown through the European hub while construction continues on their new Cargo City project.
The airport has set a new all-time-high record after processing a total of 13,313 tonnes of airfreight in October 2018, their largest ever volume for that month. This trend of strong double-digit growth year-on-year at BUD has been going on for several years.
Executive Director Property and Cargo at Budapest Airport, René Droese said, “As of today, our figures for 2018 have already overtaken the entire year of 2017, when we processed 127,145 tonnes of airfreight at BUD, which was our highest yearly amount on record,”
He continued, “Airfreight volumes at BUD continue to grow at an impressive rate, and we will soon be reaching yet another milestone as our 12 months’ volume, currently at 144,017 tonnes, approaches an unprecedented 150,000 tonnes.”
Since 2015 up to 2017 BUD air cargo traffic volumes have increased by 39.1 per cent.
“This growth proves how vital our new Cargo City development will be in order to continue coping with increased demand from carriers around the world, and we are excited about the new capabilities this new facility will bring when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2019,”
“Construction began in September 2018 and is making swift progress,” added Mr. Droese.