Cargolux given Best Performing Cargo Airline award by Budapest airport

Written by: Felicity Stredder |
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Budapest airport has recognised Cargolux’s contribution to its record-breaking year in a prize giving ceremony today (February 8).

Tony McNichol, Regional Director Central Europe for Cargolux, accepted the award, saying that the airline was honoured and proud to be chosen. “It is a great recognition of our efforts to offer the Hungarian air freight community the best possible service,” he commented.

In 2017, Cargolux transported close to 11,000 tons of cargo to and from Budapest airport, an increase of 14.5% from 2016. Cargolux is the largest provider in the belly and freighter cargo market at Budapest airport.

Budapest airport welcomed a record number of passengers in 2017, surpassing 13m travellersIt was in recognition of this that the airport hosted and awards ceremony, to thank its business partners and recognise those that stood out in various fields over the last year.

“The fantastic results we achieved last year were due to the overall support and involvement from our closely-held partners,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest airport, at the ceremony. “This is a joint achievement for all at Budapest, and we thank everyone who has contributed to the airport’s outstanding figures, helping us remain one of Europe’s fastest growing major airports,”

Overall, almost 130,000 tons of air cargo was handled at Budapest airport in 2017, an increase of 13.4% compared to the previous year – and a new Cargo City due to be operational in summer 2019 promises to increase these figures even further.

“Cargo and logistics are principally based on the relationship and the co-operation between the partners. We are proud to have an excellent, long time co-operation with our great partner, Cargolux, and we are happy to celebrate together the 15th year’s anniversary of their BUD operation,” said René Droese, Director Property and Cargo at Budapest airport.


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