Cargolux increases Budapest flight frequencies

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Luxembourg-based cargo airline Cargolux has announced a doubling of its service offering to Budapest, increasing from three to six weekly connections to the Hungarian capital, as well as two new weekly connections from Zhengzhou, China, that will stop over in Budapest before continuing to Luxembourg.

Cargolux was the first cargo carrier to offer flights into Budapestʼs Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) in 2002. Over the years, a solid and trustworthy relationship has formed between the facilityʼs operator Budapest Airport and Cargolux, which is now the largest freight airline to service the destination, the airport noted in a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

“There is a growing interest for services to and from Budapest and its greater region,” said Domenico Ceci, Cargoluxʼs executive vice president for sales and marketing. “Our position as a prime operator to the airport for numerous years, and our long-standing relationship with the airport, enabled us to seize the opportunity and enhance our connections to this destination. We look forward to continue working closely with Budapest Airport to ensure both parties reap the benefits of these additional services.”

Budapest has proven over the years to be an important transit hub for cargo in Europe and an increasingly important destination on Cargolux routes,” added Cargolux President and CEO Richard Forson. “These enhanced frequencies will enable both parties to explore new markets while cementing Cargolux’s and Budapest Airport’s positions as frontrunners in the European air freight market.”

“Cargolux is one of the largest cargo airlines in the world, and several airports are competing for its presence,” noted Budapest Airport CEO Jost Lammers in welcoming the news. “The capacity increase of Cargolux at Budapest Airport is therefore a huge milestone contributing to our cargo success story as a Central and Eastern European gateway along the Air Silk Road.”

“The new Zhengzhou cargo route and the frequency increase from Hong Kong will be an important extension of our cargo network,” added René Droese, director of the property and cargo business unit at Budapest Airport. “Cargolux is an honorary long-time partner at BUD, and their contribution with boosted capacities in our cargo developments is highly appreciated. BUD also greets Cargolux as a tenant in the new BUD Cargo City which, once completed, will be an ideal home for air cargo.”

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