AirBridgeCargo Airlines is offering a new cargo destination for its European customers with the launch of a two times a week frequency to Budapest on the back of growing volumes between Europe and Asia.
The new service, deploying B747 freighters, adds to the emerging network of destinations AirBridgeCargo currently offers, now totalling 11.
Both Tuesday and Saturday flights will guarantee up to 139 tonnes of available capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise in transportation of all types of cargo, the carrier 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,” said Sergey Lazarev, general director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
“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,” Lazarev added.
“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,” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport.
Lammers added that ABC’s network of more than 30 destinations will enable Hungarian companies producing electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and other products to “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,” he added.
The carrier currently operates more than 60 weekly flights from Europe.