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Budapest Airport hosts workshop events to boost China e-commerce flow


The BUD team were in China to discuss and develop the airport’s growing role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway

Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday 27th August 2019 – Budapest Airport (BUD), in collaboration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has organised workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies.

Among those attending the event were Chinese e-commerce giants Yunda Express, STO Express and SF Express, Qingdao and Xi’an airports, and the Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai.

“Budapest Airport is right on track to becoming the main cargo hub for China in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region,” said Rene Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer, BUD, speaking at the conference.

“In the last few years the e-commerce market in CEE has increased to 80 billion EUR per annum, and from its central location, BUD can supply the entire region.”

Discussions at the workshop covered topics from e-commerce to the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as competition from direct Chinese train services, and new routes opening between BUD and Chinese airports.

The workshops gave attendees the opportunity to find out more about BUD’s capabilities and development plans including BUD Cargo City.

“The newly launched Shanghai Airlines-operated direct flight between Shanghai and Budapest and its cargo capacity is a serious advantage for Hungary, which comes at the best possible time to gravitate the ever growing e-commerce business into the CEE region,” said Szilárd Bolla, Consul General, Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai.

“We have all the good reasons to believe that further flights and related logistics investment will follow from China and from the Asia Pacific region.”

BUD’s connections to China have increased this year with a new freighter flight operated by Cargolux to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO), and a new belly cargo connection between BUD and PVG was opened this June.

“Budapest Airport is set to become the ideal e-commerce environment for Chinese trade, and with BUD Cargo City opening this November, we will not only be supporting growth in the air cargo industry at large, but helping to meet regional demand for Chinese imports and exports,” said Droese.

“We have a very active presence in China, and thanks to AirBridgeCargo Airlines and the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai, these workshops have provided further opportunities to promote our services to the largest e-commerce companies in China.”

BUD Cargo City will become Budapest Airport’s dedicated freight terminal which will include warehousing space and a forwarder building measuring 32,800 m2.

A 32,000 m2 concrete apron will expand the airport’s capacity for processing cargo with two additional parking positions for the simultaneous handling of two Boeing B-747-8F type aircraft.

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About BUD (Budapest Airport)

Budapest Airport, Hungary, is a swiftly developing international air cargo hub servicing 45 airlines, with a throughput of 146,113 tonnes of cargo in 2018.

The Central-Eastern European hub is expanding its freight facilities as part of its EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme.

Two new integrator buildings opened in the summer of 2017 measuring over 16,000 m2.

A dedicated freight centre, called BUD Cargo City, will be handed over in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will handle freighters operated by carriers including AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo, as well as belly cargo from other airlines, expanding the hub’s cargo handling.

For more information, please visit www.bud.hu


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Budapest Airport hosts workshop events to boost China e-commerce flow

The BUD team were in China to discuss and develop the airport’s growing role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway

 Budapest, Hungary, Date 2019 – Budapest Airport (BUD), in collaboration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has organised workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies.

Among those attending the event were Chinese e-commerce giants Yunda Express, STO Express and SF Express, Qingdao and Xi’an airports, and the Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai.

“Budapest Airport is right on track to becoming the main cargo hub for China in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region,” said Rene Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer, BUD, speaking at the conference.

“In the last few years the e-commerce market in CEE has increased to 80 billion EUR per annum, and from its central location, BUD can supply the entire region.”

Discussions at the workshop covered topics from e-commerce to the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as competition from direct Chinese train services, and new routes opening between BUD and Chinese airports.

The workshops gave attendees the opportunity to find out more about BUD’s capabilities and development plans including BUD Cargo City.

“The newly launched Shanghai Airlines-operated direct flight between Shanghai and Budapest and its cargo capacity is a serious advantage for Hungary, which comes at the best possible time to gravitate the ever growing e-commerce business into the CEE region,” said Szilárd Bolla, Consul General, Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai.

“We have all the good reasons to believe that further flights and related logistics investment will follow from China and from the Asia Pacific region.”

BUD’s connections to China have increased this year with a new freighter flight operated by Cargolux to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO), and a new belly cargo connection between BUD and PVG was opened this June.

“Budapest Airport is set to become the ideal e-commerce environment for Chinese trade, and with BUD Cargo City opening this November, we will not only be supporting growth in the air cargo industry at large, but helping to meet regional demand for Chinese imports and exports,” said Droese.

“We have a very active presence in China, and thanks to AirBridgeCargo Airlines and the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai, these workshops have provided further opportunities to promote our services to the largest e-commerce companies in China.”

BUD Cargo City will become Budapest Airport’s dedicated freight terminal which will include warehousing space and a forwarder building measuring 32,800 m2.

A 32,000 m2 concrete apron will expand the airport’s capacity for processing cargo with two additional parking positions for the simultaneous handling of two Boeing B-747-8F type aircraft.

Ends

About BUD (Budapest Airport)

Budapest Airport, Hungary, is a swiftly developing international air cargo hub servicing 45 airlines, with a throughput of 146,113 tonnes of cargo in 2018.

The Central-Eastern European hub is expanding its freight facilities as part of its EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme.

Two new integrator buildings opened in the summer of 2017 measuring over 16,000 m2.

A dedicated freight centre, called BUD Cargo City, will be handed over in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will handle freighters operated by carriers including AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo, as well as belly cargo from other airlines, expanding the hub’s cargo handling.

For more information, please visit www.bud.hu