Strong tonnage growth of 15% for Budapest Airport in 2018

posted on 15th January 2019 by Justin Burns

Budapest Airport soared to a 15 per cent tonnage growth in 2018 as increasing connectivity and investment paid off.

The Hungarian gateway handled 146,000 tonnes of cargo across the 12 months and looks set to continue to growing as it is developing a Cargo City.

Budapest Airport chief executive officer, Jost Lammers said it was a “huge achievement” for all at the airport. Passenger traffic was also up 13.5 per cent to 14.9 million passengers.

New North American belly services were a significant contributor to growth in both the cargo and passenger sectors as services launched in 2018 took the network from one to four.

Joining Air Canada Rouge’s established Toronto service, LOT Polish Airlines launched links to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare, while American Airlines introduced a connection to Philadelphia.