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Silk Way West expands cargo turnover in Hungary

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Since its arrival last March, Silk Way West Airlines of Azerbaijan has doubled its monthly operation between the Hungarian and Azerbaijani capitals (Budapest and Baku), thereby contributing significantly to strengthening economic relations between Hungary and the Caspian republic as well as the Far East, the company said in a press release.

As a result, the number of air traffic management systems completed by Boeing 747-400F (Jumbo Jets) at Budapest Airport continues to increase. By the second half of last year the airlines doubled their monthly turnover, and larger Boeing 747s were already landing in Budapest by the end of 2014. The maximum cargo capacity of Boeing 767-300F aircraft, which operated earlier, was 53 tons, while the 747s can carry 113 tons.

József Kossuth, cargo manager of Budapest Airport said, “All of our expectations have been confirmed regarding Silk Way West, as they quickly became quite popular in the Central European region. Their two flights per week offer a great opportunity for Hungarian trade as they ensure a modern and fast connection between Hungary, Azerbaijan, and markets in the Far East.”

“We are happy with our Budapest operation and will continuously focus on further improvements and expansion both on the import and export side as well”, said Nidjat Babayev, VP of Global Sales, Europe and Asia.

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