Hungary’s capital city of Budapest will become an important stopping point for AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines, an air company specialized in cargo transport.
The Russian-origin cargo airline, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, AirBridgeCargo, has recently added two flights per week at the Budapest International Airport in order to keep up with the increase in Asia-Europe cargo volumes.
The new service is set to deploy Boeing 747 freighters with 139 tons of transport capacity for each flight. The new flights, scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays, will be able to cover the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
AirBridgeCargo guarantees expertise in transporting all types of cargo.
‘Launching of scheduled operations in Budapest is another example of our commitment to customers with the intention to realign our network in line with market expectations, reviewing existing service portfolios’, according to the General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Sergey Lazarev.
The General Director also agrees that Budapest has been upgrading its facilities and infrastructure to best handle cargo volumes efficiently and account for any possible increase.
At the same time, the CEO of the Budapest Airport, Jost Lammers declared: ‘On behalf of Budapest Airport we are proud and happy to welcome the new cargo flights of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the fastest developing cargo operator in the top league of freighter airlines in the world’.
This being said, Lammers believes ‘Hungarian companies producing electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and other high quality products could reach out to their customers around the world through Moscow’.
Budapest Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines recently held a launch event, with representatives from the Hungarian government, local freight forwarding companies and media specialists.
AirBridgeCargo has been expanding its international route network, providing complex services, with the aid of the latest IT technologies. The company handles all types of cargo, including pharmaceuticals, oversize and heavy, perishables, live animals and others. There are more than 60 weekly flights from Europe under the AirBridgeCargo control.