BUD welcomes Cargolux’s B747-8F service

Welcoming the arrival of the first B747-8F on 17 October, Budapest Airport said its arrival marks a new milestone and the beginning of a new era in Cargolux’s operations at Budapest Airport (BUD).


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BUD welcomes Cargolux’s B747-8F service

Welcoming the arrival of the first B747-8F on 17 October, Budapest Airport said its arrival marks a new milestone and the beginning of a new era in Cargolux’s operations at Budapest Airport (BUD). Cargolux began operating regular B747- 400F freighter services into BUD in 2002, initially with three weekly flights, and which have since grown to five per week. Budapest Airport was recently approved as an operating base for Cargolux’s newest and largest aircraft, making the airport capable of handling any aircraft currently operating around the world, it said. The approval follows several months of preparations and modifications to the airport apron, which has been redesigned to accommodate the additional 5.6-metre length of the 747-8F, compared with its predecessor, the 747-400F. “The Civil Aviation Authority has audited and approved all of the preparations, which means that any of the existing aircraft types currently operated anywhere in the world can land and be handled at BUD,” said, Budapest Airport VP for Cargo and Logistics (BUD), Christa Soltau. “Our preparations to handle the 747- 8 are partly a response to the needs of our valued customer, but also reflect our commitment to providing the best handling infrastructure available anywhere in the world, and to continue to enhance the position and reputation of BUD as a world-class cargo airport.”