Budapest Airport Double-Digit Cargo Growth Continues
As construction progresses on their new Cargo City development, Hungary’s main airport, Budapest Airport (BUD) has maintained their strong growth trajectory for air cargo passing through the hub.
The airport celebrated after a total of 13,313 tonnes of airfreight had been flown through the Hungarian hub last month, this was their largest figure for the month of October. The final figure is for both trucked and flown freight and is 22.9 per cent increase when compared to the same period in 2017.
Air cargo processed at BUD for the period from January 2018 to October 2018 saw a 16.3 per cent year-to-year increase with a final total of 120,603 tonnes.
Budapest Airport Executive Director for Property and Cargo, 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,” Mr. Droese further added “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.”
BUD has seen a significant increase in air cargo traffic volume of 39.1 per cent between 2015 and 2017.
Mr. Droese explained, “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.”