Budapest Airport has opened a new €50m (US$55m) dedicated air freight facility called BUD Cargo City, boosting the airport’s cargo capacity to an annual 250,000 tonnes.
All warehouse and office space at the new 32,800m2 cargo facility has been leased out to tenants, including Celebi Aviation Holding and Menzies Aviation.
BUD Cargo City includes an 11,200m2 forwarder building and 21,600m2 of warehousing space, with a 32,000m2 cargo apron, which will be able to service two Boeing 747 freighters simultaneously.
“BUD Cargo City is a significant milestone in BUD’s growth strategy and establishes the airport as Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) air cargo hub and gateway to the world,” said Rene Droese, chief property and cargo officer, Budapest Airport.
“BUD Cargo City provides a state-of-the-art, efficient, linear and rapid logistics environment for our air cargo community and opens up a world of potential for our partners with high-quality increased capacity to build new connections to all continents, especially Asia and North America,” Droese adds.