Cargolux doubles Budapest flights, boosting Hong Kong and adding Zhengzhou connections

L-R : Eva Balazs (Cargolux Budapest station manager), two Cargolux crewmembers, Jost Lammers (CEO of Budapest Airport).

Cargolux is doubling its Boeing 747 freighter flights to Budapest from three to six connections per week to the Hungarian capital, increasing its services to Hong Kong and adding Zhengzhou in China.

The original three times a week Hong Kong-Budapest-Luxembourg routing operated by Cargolux 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.

Said a spokesperson for the European all-freighter operator: “Budapest is fast emerging as one of Central and Eastern Europe’s major cargo gateways, a position that Cargolux is keen to contribute to.”

Domenico Ceci, executive vice president sales and marketing at Cargolux, stated: “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.”

René Droese, director business unit property and cargo at Budapest Airport, said: “The new Zhengzhou cargo route and the frequency increase from Hong Kong will be an important extension of our cargo network. BUD also greets Cargolux as a tenant in the new BUD Cargo City, which once completed will be an ideal home for air cargo.”


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