Cargolux has announced that its service offering to Budapest has doubled, increasing it from 3 to 6 weekly connections to the Hungarian capital.

The original routing Hong Kong-Budapest-Luxembourg operated by Cargolux thrice weekly will be augmented by an additional identical frequency. These flights will be complemented by two new weekly connections from Zhengzhou that will stop over in Budapest before continuing to Luxembourg. These frequencies will considerably increase the airline’s service offerings to and from the region.

Budapest is fast emerging as one of Central and Eastern Europe’s major cargo gateways, a position that Cargolux is keen to contribute to. As the first cargo carrier to offer flights into Budapest airport in 2002, Cargolux is the benchmark for other players in the industry. Over the years, a solid and trustworthy relationship formed between the airport and the operator which is now the largest freight airline to service the destination.

For Cargolux, the increased connections to Budapest are a distinct commercial advantage for both the airline and the airport, as Domenico Ceci, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, states: “there is a growing interest for services to and from Budapest and its greater region. Our position as a prime operator to the airport for numerous years and our long-standing relationship with the airport enabled us to seize the opportunity and enhance our connections to this destination. We look forward to continue working closely with Budapest airport to ensure both parties reap the benefits of these additional services.”

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Budapest airport officials have also gladly received the news: “Cargolux is one of the largest cargo airlines in the world, and several airports are competing for its presence. The capacity increase of Cargolux at BUD is, therefore, a huge milestone contributing to our cargo success story,” said Jost Lammers, Chief Executive Officer at Budapest Airport.

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