Credit: Cargolux

Cargolux has doubled its service offering to Budapest, increasing from three to six weekly connections to the Hungarian capital.

The original routing Hong Kong-Budapest-Luxembourg operated by Cargolux thrice weekly will be augmented by an additional identical frequency. These flights will be complemented by two new weekly connections from Zhengzhou that will stop over in Budapest before continuing to Luxembourg. These frequencies will considerably increase the airline’s service offerings to and from the region.

Budapest is fast emerging as one of Central and Eastern Europe’s major cargo gateways, a position to which Cargolux is keen to contribute. Indeed, Cargolux was the first cargo carrier to offer flights into Budapest airport, in 2002.

For Cargolux, the increased connections to Budapest offer a distinct commercial advantage for both the airline and the airport, as stated by Richard Forson, Cargolux President and Chief Executive Officer: “Budapest has proved over the years, to be an important transit hub for cargo in Europe and an increasingly important destination on Cargolux routes. These enhanced frequencies will enable both parties to explore new markets while cementing Cargolux and Budapest airport’s positions as frontrunners in the European air freight market”.