Friday, June 14, 2024

Gebrüder Weiss expands in Hungary

Gebrüder Weiss is gaining traction in Hungary. With a comprehensive investment package of around €30 million, the logistics company is underscoring its strong market position and setting the course for further growth over the next five years. Two strategically important locations in Zalaegerszeg (western Hungary) and Pécs (southern Hungary) will enter service in June. They […]

BUD Cargo City is open and ready for business

Budapest Airport has opened BUD Cargo City, a €50 million facility dedicated to airfreight with all warehouse and office space leased out to tenants. The terminal includes a 11,200 sq m forwarder building and 21,600 sq m of warehouse space, with a 32,000 sq m cargo apron, allowing two Boeing 747s to be serviced simultaneously. […]

Wings for Aid wins first TIACA Sustainability Award

Wings for Aid has won the first TIACA Sustainability Award for its self-landing cardboard box to bridge the last mile in humanitarian crises. The award, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems was announced during the Gala Evening of the TIACA Executive Summit 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The three finalists, M&G Packaging, Nallian and Wings for Aid Foundation […]

BUD Cargo City passes major milestone

The larger warehouse building at Budapest Airport’s BUD Cargo City has been structurally completed, and a topping out ceremony was held to mark the occasion. Nine months after the start of construction, the structure has been complete and now the interior will be fitted out before it is due to be handed over at the […]

Budapest Airport connected with modern Silk Road

Budapest Airport is helping to expand the modern Silk Road by signing agreements with two major Chinese cargo hubs at the “Belt and Road Forum” summit in Beijing. The aim is to turn the Hungarian airport into a major distribution and logistics base for China’s central and eastern region. The agreement was signed with Xi’an […]

Cargolux doubles frequencies to Budapest Airport

Cargolux Airlines International has doubled frequencies to Budapest Airport, and will now be flying to the capital of Hungary six times a week. The original Hong Kong – Budapest – Luxembourg route will receive an additional frequency, and will be complemented by two weekly connections from Zhengzhou with a stopover in Budapest. Domenico Ceci, executive […]

ITS Logistics sends mobile laboratory to Hanoi

ITS Logistics, Connecta Airfreight Network member for Hungary has shipped a mobile laboratory from Budapest to Hanoi. The mobile laboratory is transported by a tractor-trailer, equipped with solar panels and with its own power supply. It had to be dismantled in three parts, separating the actual laboratory and accessories from the trailer, with a total […]

cargo-partner to open new office at Budapest Airport

cargo-partner will celebrate its 25th anniversary of operations in Hungary by becoming one of the first tenants of BUD Cargo City. Hungary was one of the company’s first foreign branches and has developed into one of the most important pillars of cargo-partner’s network. With over 140 employees in three offices, cargo-partner will move its airport […]

Budapest Airport hosts Chinese logistics delegation

Budapest Airport has hosted a Chinese logistics and investment delegation for a forum focusing on cooperation and e-commerce, as another link to China will open this summer. Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines will launch thrice-weekly services between Budapest and Shanghai’s Pudong airport on 7 June. The Budapest cargo team welcomed representatives from […]

Budapest is the cargo city of Eastern Europe

Having experienced a number of years of strong growth at Budapest Airport, new developments such as the Cargo City should mean the good times will continue. The airport’s executive director of property and cargo Rene Droese and cargo manager Jozsef Kossuth spoke to Air Cargo Week at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Toronto where […]

Budapest shows off opportunities to US businesses

Budapest Airport and LOT Polish Airlines have met with US business people and logistics companies to describe the opportunities on offer in the region. The opportunities come from LOT launching year-round services from Budapest to New York and Chicago offering 10-12 tonnes of belly cargo on each flight. The connections offer opportunities for American companies […]

Construction of Budapest Airport’s Cargo City begins

Construction of Budapest Airport’s Cargo City, part of the €160 million BUD:2020 Development Programme has begun. The €32.6 million investment into a 20,000 square metre cargo handling facility and dedicated Boeing 747-8 Freighter stands will centralise cargo operations and expand the airport’s handling capacity to cope with increasing demand. As part of the BUD:2020 Development […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Budapest to European network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its European network with two flights a week to Budapest Airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The two Boeing 747 Freighter flights will provide up to 139 tons of capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise transporting all of types […]

Kuehne + Nagel joins Budapest Airport’s cargo community

Budapest Airport is to welcome Kuehne + Nagel to its air cargo community when the forwarder moves into warehouse and office space on 1 July. The forwarder will lease what is being described as a “significant area of warehouse and adjacent office space” at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, focusing on the future development plans […]

AviAlliance to show the world how it can connect differently

‘Connect differently’ is the motto of Budapest, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports as they present their cooperation at the Air Cargo China trade fair in Shanghai. The three airports who form AviAlliance will present their common features and characteristics of their logistics hubs in a joint presentation at booth 521 in Hall N1 on 16 May. […]

Finnair Cargo appoints R-BAG as GSSA for five European countries

Finnair Cargo has appointed R-BAG Group as its general sales and service agent (GSSA) for five central European countries. From 1 May 2018, R-BAG will provide cargo sales, marketing, customer service, administration and operational support across Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria. The airline says the agreement is a timely development as Finnair […]

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

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 […]

Budapest handles record cargo volumes and looks to the USA

Budapest Airport has handled record cargo volumes and is preparing for further growth helped by new flights to the USA. The Hungarian hub handled 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017, up 13.4 per cent on the previous year and 39.1 per cent on 2015, with imports making up 47.8 per cent of volumes and exports […]

American adds Budapest, Prague and Reykjavik to summer network

American Airlines Cargo will add new routes for the summer, flying to Budapest, Prague and Reykjavik for the first time. The airline will launch flights from Philadelphia to Budapest and Prague on 4 May, Chicago O’Hare to Venice on the same day, with Reykjavik gaining a link to Dallas Fort Worth on 7 June. The […]

Cargo keeps flying from Budapest with 13% growth in 2017

Budapest Airport has handled record cargo volumes with 127,145 tons passing through in 2017, and is expecting more in the future as it extends and upgrades facilities. Cargo volumes were up 13.4 per cent compared to the 112,142 tons processed in 2016, when it soared past the important 100,000 ton mark with 22.7 per cent […]

Budapest aims to become the hub for air cargo from China

Budapest Airport is aiming to become the air cargo hub for goods arriving from China, having signed a cooperation agreement with two major logistics companies. The airport signed the agreement with China’s STO Express and European 3PL company, EKOL, which has a strong presence in Hungary at the annual conference of the “16+1 cooperation” initiative, […]

Volga-Dnepr supports reintroduction of Przewalski horses in Russia

Volga-Dnepr Group has continued to play a role supporting the reintroduction of endangered Przewalski horses in Russia, flying 16 from Hungary. The group’s regional and express cargo airline, ATRAN Airlines delivered 16 Przewalski horses from Hortobagy National Park in Hungary to Orenburg Nature Reserve on one of its Boeing 737-400 Freighters. This is the third […]

DHL Express opens new facilities at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport

DHL Express has opened new facilities in the first phase of Budapest Airport’s 50 billion Forint ($191 million) BUD:2020 Development Programme. The express company is the latest to launch at the warehouse and office complexes, which have automated sorting systems, and represent the largest air cargo development at Budapest Airport to date, with a total […]

Budapest Airport handles record volumes in the first half of 2017

Budapest Airport has handled a record 72,161 tonnes of cargo from January and July, up 19.6 per cent on the same period of 2016. The hub serving the Hungarian capital processed 49,420 tonnes of air cargo in the first half of 2017, an increase of 16.7 per cent, and 22,741 tonnes of trucked cargo, up […]

Cargolux flies 14 racehorses to China from Budapest Airport

Cargolux Airlines International has flown 14 racehorses from Hungary to China on board a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. The 14 Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied by a team of carers and vets. They flew to Cargolux’s Luxembourg base where they were prepared for the 12 hour […]

AirBridgeCargo flies racing planes to Red Bull Air Race in Kazan

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has moved two Red Bull Air Race planes from Budapest to Kazan for the next event of the series, taking place on 22-23 July. The Zivko Edge 540 racing planes weigh 816 kilogrammes each but the technical equipment contained complex and valuable goods, which justified being transported by air using two Boeing […]

Qatar Airways flies cattle from Budapest on charter flight

Qatar Airways Cargo has operated a charter flight to transport Hungarian pedigree calves from Budapest to Qatar for breeding purposes. The high value livestock flew from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport on board a Boeing 777 Freighter with one carriage box accommodating four calves, and the mobile cattle grids were lifted one after the other […]

Budapest to play key role in China-Eastern Europe cooperation

Budapest Airport and Hungary is hoping to play a leading role in expanding economic cooperation between China and Central Eastern Europe was the message of the Sino-Hungarian Logistics Forum. The forum in Shanghai held under the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai, with the participation of a series of key players ranging […]

Budapest Airport expecting stable growth

Budapest Airport is expecting cargo to grow five to six per cent a year over the next 10 to 15 years, cargo manager Jozsef Kossuth predicts. The Hungarian gateway handled 112,000 tonnes of cargo in 2016, a record figure, and the strong growth has continued into 2017, with volumes increasing 22.7 per cent in the […]

Budapest Airport handles record volumes with 32% cargo growth

Budapest Airport keeps flying in 2017, handling a record 30,060 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2017, up 32.3 per cent on 2016. Of these 30,060 tonnes, 20,455 of them were air cargo, up 20.8 per cent on the first quarter of 2016. In March, Budapest handled 11,536 tonnes of cargo, up 33.3 […]