Budapest Airport has become the most dynamically developing airport in the Central and Eastern European region in the field of air cargo transport, József Kossuth, cargo director of Budapest Airport, told Növekedés.hu.
He stressed that Hungary’s excellent location makes it attractive for Chinese airlines.
It is relatively easy to convince a Chinese airline not to fly two hours to Amsterdam only to have their goods shipped back to Central Europe, but to use Budapest Airport instead,
he explained. Of course, this requires several years of negotiations and serious background work, and the development of a cargo airport is an extremely difficult task in itself, added József Kossuth.
China’s Alibaba, one of the world’s largest online sales platforms, has chosen Budapest airport as its Central and Eastern European headquarters.
Their partner is a Hungarian-Chinese logistics company, which provided the necessary logistics background, road operations, digitalized customs clearance, and distribution to meet the high expectations of the global company.
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