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Budapest Ferenc Liszt
International Airport (BUD)
ir cargo is a sector of strategic importance, both for
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
and the national economy. The airport’s position, at
a nexus of highways and closer to major logistics
businesses, has undoubtedly helped.
The airport operator is now continuously working to ensure that the BUD Cargo City, its world-class cargo hub handed over in January, become the aerial gateway of the country
and of Central and Eastern Europe. The approximately 32,800
sq mt facility and the adjoining apron suitable for handling
code F aircraft provides an excellent environment for Budapest
Airport’s partners participating in the handling of air cargo.
In the facility, there are solutions for temperature-sensitive
cargo (2-8°C, 15-25°C storages, freezers) as well as special storage for valuable, vulnerable, DGR cargo, and live animals.
“Budapest Airport is working round the clock for maintaining seamless air cargo operations. As in addition to supporting
the Hungarian economy, it also plays a key role in the operation
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BUD Cargo City, the state-of-the-art facility has sufficient
capacities that forwarders, handlers, and airline partners
can use in order to provide the highest quality service for
their customers. Various actions such as the digitisation of
cargo operations, focus on special cargo such as pharma
and live animals, optimising the cargo environment, and
a certified shipper programme are part of the ‘to do’ list.
An ambitious, long-term development master plan for the
entire airport is also in the making. We just kicked off the
implementation project of IATA’s CEIV pharma with our
handling and forwarder partners.