June 28, 2018: All cargo airline AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC Airlines) targets growing freight traffic between Europe and Asia with the launch of bi-weekly frequencies to Budapest.
This service adds to the emerging network of destinations the Russian-based carrier currently offers, totaling them to 11.
The service will be operated twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday, with Boeing 747 freighter, offering 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.
“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,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport said: “Through ABC’s network of more than 30 destinations Hungarian companies producing electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and other high quality products could 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.”
At the flight launch ceremony Levente Magyar, deputy foreign minister of Hungary has emphasised the role Budapest Airport plays in further developing the aviation connectivity of the country, and praised the fact that AirBridgeCargo has chosen Budapest as its new Central and Eastern European hub for widening its international network. He also pointed out that logistics and transport are traditionally successful areas of the Hungarian economy also due the country’s ideal geographical location.
Currently, the Russian-based carrier operates more than 60 weekly flights from Europe, thus boosting outbound traffic and connecting customers to the rest of the world in the most effective manner.