Silk Way West Airlines re-launched scheduled cargo service to Budapest

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March 28, 2018: After a hiatus of nearly two years, Silk Way West Airlines recently revived its scheduled cargo service to Budapest, using Boeing 747 full freighters. 

The Hungarian capital has once more become a part of the Silk Way West Airlines’ global cargo network. The first flight landed at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport recently. 

With the revival of the cargo service, the airline will connect Budapest and its cargo hub, in Baku twice a week, on Thursday and Sunday. 

Apart from Boeing 747 full freighters, Silk Way West Airlines is soon expected to add two more freighters to its existing fleet of more than ten 747s. It recently included Vienna and Kiev into its network portfolio. The re-launch of the Budapest service is a part of its expansion plans in the Europe. The cargo airline will be adding more destinations during this year.

“We have recognised an increasing demand for scheduled services, to and from Eastern Europe, which triggered with the rise of the e-commerce and tech business in this region. In the spirit of the ancient silkroad, we want to facilitate this growth, by providing regular shipping opportunities to Central Europe, as well as into the booming Middle Eastern and Asian markets, with this connection,” said Wolfgang Meier, CEO, Silk Way West Airlines.

“We are proud to welcome the new cargo flight of Silk Way West Airlines to Budapest. The new flight will create additional export opportunities for the Hungarian industry, and through the international network of Silk Way West Airlines, the main cargo hubs of Western Europe will become accessible to its partners from the logistics industry, besides markets in the Middle East and Asia,” said René Droese, director property and cargo, Budapest Airport.

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