Milestone for Budapest Airport’s new cargo terminal

Budapest Airport - BUD Cargo City main building

Builders have completed the construction of the structure of the largest building in Budapest Airport’s (BUD) dedicated freight terminal, BUD Cargo City.

The external structure of the larger of two warehouse buildings, which covers 21,600 sq m, was completed in only nine months after the project began. BUD cargo staff, builders and regional partners celebrated with a topping out ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Rene Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer said: “The topping out ceremony marks another important step towards the opening of BUD Cargo City, which will ‘cement’ our position as the air cargo hub for Central and Eastern Europe.”

“Since record-breaking air cargo volumes and growth in 2018, handled volumes have remained stable at BUD this year, bucking the industry-wide trend for 2019.”

Work will now continue on the interior of the building which will also include office space.

BUD Cargo City will also include a dedicated forwarder building measuring 11,200 sq m and a 32,000 sq m concrete apron.

This will provide additional new parking positions for the simultaneous handling of two Boeing 747-8F type aircraft.

Construction of BUD Cargo City is financed by Budapest Airport, and is set for completion in quarter four this year.

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