BUD Cargo City to expand capacity to 300,000 tonnes

posted on 6th December 2022

Budapest Airport’s Cargo City is set for another significant expansion following dynamic cargo growth and development at the Hungarian gateway since the airport’s new-generation cargo infrastructure opened in January 2020.
Increasing the airport’s annual cargo capacity to 300,000 tonnes, BUD said the latest progression will be a “noteworthy step in ascertaining Budapest’s place in the global air cargo market”.
The warehouse area of BUD Cargo City will be extended by an additional 6,500 sqm with a further 2,000 sqm of office space on the mezzanine level. A further 6,000 sqm of manoeuvring and storage areas will also be added to the building, alongside a 1,450 sqm multi-functional canopy area created for live animal treatment.
The expansion will allow Budapest to handle 240,000 tonnes at the Cargo City with an additional 60,000 tonnes being served via the integrator facilities of DHL, UPS, and FedEx at Terminal 1.
René Droese, chief development officer for Budapest Airport, said the airport had handled 195,000 tonnes in the last 12 months and continued to record a 40% increase from its pre-Covid levels. He commented: “Seeing the rapid increase of our cargo volumes after the initial investment of the BUD Cargo City, this next step has been an obvious choice to enable our growth and progression. We see more and more interest for our cargo services and capacity enhancements from the market, so we have to ensure we are more than capable of meeting these demands.”