Budapest Airport supports Cool Chain and Air Cargo Handling conferences as part of cargo commitment

Central European hub backs summits in Budapest, as it launches the first cargo phase of its BUD:2020 Development Programme

Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 – Budapest Airport, which is transforming its cargo facilities as part of its EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme, is backing two freight summits in the Hungarian capital this September.

Central Europe’s leading cargo hub is sponsoring the Cool Chain Association Pharma and BioSciences Conference and the Air Cargo Handling Conference, in Budapest on 18th-19th September and 19th-21st September 2017 respectively.

Budapest Airport has recently opened two new state-of-the-art integrator buildings, and has started work on a dedicated freight centre called Cargo City, due to be completed in 2019.

“Budapest Airport is committed to providing high quality services to customers wanting to connect with the growing Central European marketplace,” said René Droese, Property and Cargo Director, Budapest Airport.

“Working with these two important summits is a natural partnership as we continue to support the several companies boosting their business in the region and looking to connect to China.”

Budapest Airport is the Host and the Dinner Sponsor for the Air Cargo Handling Conference.

Droese will participate in a panel discussion on “Creating the Ideal Cargo Hub” at the Air Cargo Handling Conference on Thursday, 21st September 2017.

Budapest Airport recently participated in an economic forum in Shanghai, China, and has reached a cooperation agreement with Ningbo Lishe International Airport, Ningbo, China to enhance trade and commerce between the two regions.

The two conferences in September are co-located, alongside the Unit Loading Device (ULD) Care Conference, at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest.

The Budapest Airport Cargo team will be available to speak to customers at both summits.

To register for the 5th Cool Chain Association Pharma and BioSciences Conference, visit coolchainevents.com

To register for the 9th Air Cargo Handling Conference, visit achconference.com

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Budapest Airport team

Left to right: Réka Sebestyén, Head of Property Development and Leasing, René Droese, Director Property and Cargo, Jozsef Kossuth, Cargo Manager, Budapest Airport

“Working with these two important summits is a natural partnership as we continue to support the several companies boosting their business in the region and looking to connect to China,” said René Droese, Property and Cargo Director, Budapest Airport

About Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport, Hungary, is a leading international air cargo hub servicing 45 airlines, with a throughput of 112,143 tonnes of cargo in 2016, up 22.7 percent year-on-year.

The Central European hub handled a record volume of 61,400 tonnes of cargo in the first half year of 2017, an increase of 21 per cent from 2016.

The airport is expanding its freight facilities as part of its EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme.

Planning and design has started on a dedicated freight centre called Cargo City that will handle freighters operated by carriers including Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo, as well as belly cargo from its other airlines.

Two new integrator buildings opened in the summer of 2017 measuring over 16,000 square meters.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is owned by a consortium of Canadian (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, 21.228 per cent) and Singaporean (Malton Investment Pte Ltd., 23.3334 per cent) investors led by AviAlliance GmbH (55.438 per cent).

This year, Budapest Airport was awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the region” for the fourth time in a row – the first time in the history of the awards that an Eastern European airport has kept its top position for four consecutive years.

For more information, please visit bud.hu