Budapest Airport handled 135,521 tons of cargo in 2019. The BUD Cargo City, constructed for HUF 16 billion, commenced operation in January. Thanks to this new logistics hub, which functions as the commercial gateway of Central and Eastern Europe, the airport’s total cargo capacity could increase from 150,000 tons to 250,000 tons per year.
The EUR 50 million BUD Cargo City is the gateway to Hungary for foreign logistics operators, but even more importantly, it provides a link to foreign markets for Hungarian companies, enabling their further enhancement and business development. The facility is already home to 35 tenants in total, including forwarders, cargo airlines, security service providers, and the customs authority, indirectly supporting 10,000 jobs in the Hungarian economy.
The logistics complex comprises a 21,200 m² warehouse and office facility as well as an 11,650 m² forwarder building. It also features an adjacent concrete apron of 32,000 m² to accommodate loading and unloading procedures for two Boeing 747-8F aircraft at the same time.
153 airports of 135 cities in 49countries were accessible directly from Budapest, with 49 airlines. In the long haul segment, Asian destinations were greatly strengthened last year (meaning 50% increase in seat capacity), with new flights to Shanghai, Seoul, Chengdu, Chongqing and Sanya.