Construction milestone for Budapest Airport’s new freight terminal
July 02, 2019: Hungarian hub Budapest Airport (BUD) announced that builders have completed the construction of the structure of the largest building in its dedicated freight terminal, BUD Cargo City.
The external structure of the larger of two warehouse buildings, which covers 21,600 m2, was completed in only nine months since the project began, and BUD cargo staff, builders and regional partners celebrated with a topping out ceremony.
Rene Droese, chief property and cargo officer said: “Since record-breaking air cargo volumes and growth in 2018, handled volumes have remained stable at BUD this year, bucking the industry-wide trend for 2019.”
Work will now continue on the interior of the building which will also include office space.
“The pre-leasing ratio of BUD Cargo City demonstrates a clear demand for high-quality facilities, and we believe that with all efforts and steps to create an ideal home for air cargo at BUD, we will attract much more cargo from our catchment zone in the future than today,” said Droese.
BUD Cargo City will also include a dedicated forwarder building measuring 11,200 m2 and a 32,000 m2 concrete apron.
This will provide additional new parking positions for the simultaneous handling of two Boeing B-747-8F type aircraft, enhancing cargo apron capacities.
Construction of BUD Cargo City is financed by Budapest Airport, and is set for completion in quarter four this year.