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Airports in joint presence at cargo trade fair

Budapestʼs Ferenc Liszt International Airport will appear together with Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports at this year’s Air Cargo China trade show in Shanghai, running May 16-18. The three airports will present common features of their logistics sites and infrastructure as alternatives to classic cargo hubs.

"Connect differently" is the motto for the joint presence of the Budapest, Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports at this year’s Air Cargo China trade fair, being held as part of the Transport Logistic China trade fair in Shanghai, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The joint presence of the three airports is built on positive and successful cooperation in the past few years, with the aim of presenting the benefits of the three non-hub airports to the specialist public as a bundled package. The three airports cooperated for the first time in 2017 with a joint booth at Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Germany.

As an alternative to classic cargo hubs, the three airports complement one another, each bringing its own specialization to the table, claims the press release. Goods flows can thus be concentrated in terms of handling, facilitating streamlined processes and saving time when goods are being handled without using hubs, it adds.

There are also possibilities for bundling the flow of goods within the three airports (triangular trade flows). The three airports benefit from state-of-the-art infrastructure to cover all expectations and requirements in the area of cargo/airfreight.

"The cargo flow always finds its best and most efficient way. Budapest Airport believes we can be this ʼbestʼ distribution point in Central and Eastern Europe, and together with our sister airports DUS and HAM, we can offer new attractive combined solutions for cargo operators," said René Droese, director for property and cargo at Budapest Airport.

"The air cargo-relevant industrial output is booming in our region, including export and import cargo for the automotive, electronics and pharmaceutical industries and the very important e-commerce market," Droese added. "Our cargo traffic increased by 39% in two years at BUD, and our plan is to attract more freighter and belly cargo routes to our airport, and to hand over the brand new Cargo City in 2019 to provide an ideal environment for further cargo growth."