Record 2011 volumes for Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport has announced record cargo throughput in 2011, handling more than 100,000 tonnes of cargo. Flown air cargo volumes grew by 6.4 per cent to almost 70,000 tonnes, despite the flat volumes worldwide last year, while trucked volumes more than doubled to nearly 37,000 tonnes, taking total throughput to 106,595 tonnes.


Record 2011 volumes for Budapest Airport


Budapest Airport has announced record cargo throughput in 2011, handling more than 100,000 tonnes of cargo. Flown air cargo volumes grew by 6.4 per cent to almost 70,000 tonnes, despite the flat volumes worldwide last year, while trucked volumes more than doubled to nearly 37,000 tonnes, taking total throughput to 106,595 tonnes. The growth builds on substantial increases in 2010, when flown air cargo grew by 20 per cent and trucked volumes once again doubled.

The expansion in traffic volumes last year came from a number of airline customers, with Turkish Airlines starting a weekly freighter service between Budapest and Istanbul, and Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, Cargolux, also increasing its cargo capacity – including the introduction of its new-generation B747-8 freighter to its Budapest services. American Airlines and Qatar Airways also launched passenger flights to Budapest last year that had significant belly load cargo capacity.