Budapest Airport has completed a further 10,000m2 handling warehouse extension, complete with offices and operational infrastructure

The new space, designed to augment the existing cargo handling capabilities, is now operational and an official handover ceremony has taken place, involving airport authorities and tenants of the new facilities.

Following the construction and handover of the first part of the building in 2019, the completion of this extension is part of Budapest Airport's broader cargo expansion strategy. This strategic initiative aims to elevate the airport's annual cargo capacity to 300,000 tons, which will see a 40% capacity increase in the main airfreight handling facility, BUD Cargo City.

René Droese, chief development officer, Budapest Airport, said of the project: “The expansion of our cargo handling capabilities is a strategic investment that aligns with our commitment to providing world-class services. This expansion will not only bolster Budapest Airport’s position as a key cargo hub in the region, but also contribute to the overall growth of the air cargo industry.”

In light of multiple cargo projects in the market and a substantial interest in the cargo services offered at Budapest Airport, aligning infrastructure with demand is a priority for the Hungarian hub. The airport remains responsive to market dynamics, it says, ensuring that its facilities continue to meet the evolving needs of the cargo industry.

In addition to handling general cargo, the e-commerce sector is experiencing remarkable growth at Budapest, and the airport is dedicated to cultivating an operational environment that caters to this boom, it said.

The extension is now fully operational
The extension is now fully operational Budapest Airport