SkyCargo begins daily Budapest service

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and a global connector of business and trade, has strengthened its operations in central Europe with the recent launch of cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest economies in central and eastern Europe.


SkyCargo begins daily Budapest service


Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and a global connector of business and trade, has strengthened its operations in central Europe with the recent launch of cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest economies in central and eastern Europe. Emirates’ daily flight to the city is operated with a wide-body Airbus A330-200 and offers 168 tonnes of cargo capacity per week. On its first flight into the country, Emirates SkyCargo mainly carried consolidated cargo from the Far East and points in India, including a shipment of pharmaceuticals from Hyderabad.

“Budapest has an excellent geographic location and is a gateway to other central and eastern European logistics centres. Th e launch of a daily fl ight to Budapest will give us an expanded footprint in central Europe, and will complement our cargo services into Warsaw, Prague and Vienna. Trucking services can also feed offl ine markets in the region through Budapest, and onto our flight to Dubai, for further distribution across our network,” said Robert Siegel, Emirates VP, cargo commercial, Europe and Russia.

“Th is offers a world of new trading opportunities for businesses in Hungary and across our network, especially the automotive industry which accounts for about 18 per cent of total exports from the country. We are well positioned to support the export market as we have strong networks in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Th e UAE is also Hungary’s largest Arab trading partner with annual trade between the two countries at around US$1.2 billion,” he added.