BUD Cargo City apron extension complete

posted on 18th August 2023 by Eddie Saunders
BUD Cargo City apron extension complete

Just ten months after the commencement of works, the extension of the BUD Cargo City’s apron has been completed and was handed over yesterday at Budapest Airport, in a special ceremony to mark the occasion.

Having already handled 107,000 tons by the end of July, the airport is on course to record an all-time high in cargo volume this year.

Due to this increase – which is currently a strong 9% in May-July 2023, compared to same period last year – and in order to efficiently handle aircraft with larger capacity, the Hungarian gateway initiated an approximately 10 million EUR investment to double the dedicated BUD Cargo City apron.

The transformation enables the airport to handle up to four Code F (B747F) aircraft with nose loading options, simultaneously.

René Droese, chief development officer and deputy CEO for Budapest Airport “Since the opening of the BUD Cargo City in 2020, each year Budapest Airport has handled record cargo volumes, and the year-to-date cargo volume till the end of July 2023 was 40% more than during the same period of 2019, signaling a significant growth potential for our partners and the Hungarian economy as a whole.”

“Completing the apron extension is the next important milestone in our overall cargo expansion plan, which will increase the airport’s annual cargo capacity to 300,000 tons per year by the end of 2023, ensuring that Hungary continues to lead the way within Central and Eastern Europe as a competitive cargo hub.”