BUD Cargo City expansion sees Menzies increase European freight capacity

A 10,000sqm extension to Budapest Airport’s (BUD) Cargo City was officially opened on Tuesday 13 February (image credit: Budapest Airport)

Budapest Airport’s (BUD) Cargo City was officially opened a 10,000sqm extension thanks in part to a multi-million-dollar investment by Menzies Aviation.

Beau Paine, Global Head of Cargo, Menzies Aviation, said: “BUD Cargo City has established itself as a key gateway to Central and Eastern Europe, and this exciting expansion cements the facility’s position at the heart of the regional cargo network.

“The increased capacity provided by this extension forms an important part of Menzies’ ambitious cargo expansion strategy, which has seen us build strong partnerships across the world.

“We’re excited to expand our cargo footprint across Europe and beyond over the coming months and years.”

René Droese, Chief Development Officer and Deputy CEO of Budapest Airport, added: “Thanks to nearly a decade of dedicated work, BUD is now one of the most dynamic airports in cargo traffic development in the CEE region.

“One of the keys to our success is the cohesive cargo community we have consciously built up, which gives us the opportunity to think together with our partners and develop fully in line with their needs.

“An excellent example of this forward-looking collaboration is the newly expanded Cargo Handling Building, which we implemented in close cooperation with Menzies.”