AirBridgeCargo expands with Budapest service
AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines (ABC Airlines) has commenced a twice weekly service to Budapest, Hungary to tap rising freight traffic between Europe and Asia
AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines (ABC Airlines) has commenced a twice weekly service to Budapest, Hungary to tap rising freight traffic between Europe and Asia. This service brings the number of destinations offered by the Russian-based carrier to 11.
The service is operated on Tuesdays and Saturdays with a Boeing 747 freighter that provides up to 139 tonnes of available capacity for all types of cargo.
The cargo catchment area is Budapest, as well as central and eastern Europe, reported Mumbai's STAT Trade Times.
'Budapest has been expanding at a fast clip, upgrading its facilities, infrastructure and solutions for freighter carriers and following a cargo-friendly strategy. Its advantageous central location in Europe makes Budapest airport a perfect location for carriers operating between Asia and Europe,' said AirBridgeCargo Airlines general director Sergey Lazarev.
'On top of this, we foresee an upsurge of e-commerce traffic with swelling demand for internet purchases among European consumers.'
'Through ABC's network of more than 30 destinations Hungarian companies producing electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and other high quality products could reach out to their customers around the world through Moscow,' Budapest Airport CEO Jost Lammers said.
'From next year on our cargo partners in Budapest can operate from our brand new Cargo City which will provide 20,000 square metres of warehouse and office space, including for AirBridgeCargo staff,' said Mr Lammers added.