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Budapest airport handles record cargo volumes in 2017

Budapest airport handles record cargo volumes in 2017

BUDAPEST: Budapest Airport processed a record 127,145 tons of cargo in 2017, up 13.4 percent on the previous year, and 39.1 percent on 2015.

The Hungarian hub ended the year with a balanced market share, with imports at 47.8 percent, and exports at 52.2 percent.

January to February 2018 figures were a record 21,750 tons, up 17.4 percent on the same period last year.

“Our cooperation agreement with STO Express and EKOL last year is testament to our continuous commitment to strengthening links between China and the European Union,” said René Droese, Director Business Unit Property and Cargo, Budapest Airport.

“As a result of being designated the preferred hub for air cargo by STO Express, e-commerce is set to experience a notable upswing at Budapest.

“Thanks to our development programme, we will be able to cover the entire cargo catchment zone, from Ukraine to the Czech Republic, and from Poland to Bulgaria, where the relevant air cargo industrial production is booming.”