Budapest Airport to develop new warehouse for DHL Express

DHL Express and Budapest Airport have signed an agreement to develop a new 13,000 sq m warehouse at the Hungarian hub.
Budapest Airport will develop a large warehouse and office complex near Terminal One for the airport operations of DHL Express, which will sign a 20 year lease.
DHL Express performs its daily operations with two aircraft: an Airbus A300-600F connecting Budapest with the parcel carrier’s main European hub in Leipzig and a Boeing 737 handling inbound volumes from Brussels.
Preparation of the site has already begun, and will be handed over to the Hungarian construction company Market Építő Zrt in September.
Budapest Airport chief executive Jost Lammers said: “We see this as yet another major step forward, not only for the airport, but for the growing Hungarian economy as well.
“This is another successful example of Hungarian-German cooperation, creating growth and new job opportunities in Hungary. Aviation connectivity both in the cargo and the passenger area is a key factor for the growth of a modern economy, and we are committed to contribute to this.”
DHL Express Hungary managing director Zoltán Bándli added: “The move of DHL Express’s operations to Budapest Airport is a large-scale project. The value of the greenfield investment will reach €25m, the largest in the central and eastern European region.
“It reflects our commitment to building a state-of-the-art facility, to optimize our business procedures and strengthen cost-effectiveness.
“The fully automated new sorting system and enhanced shipment processing capabilities will allow us to implement an even earlier courier departure and later courier arrival.”
The new facility is the second large-scale investment by Budapest Airport and DHL, after the latter’s freight forwarding business units moved into a new facility built in the Airport Business Park in 2013.