Menzies expands at BUD Cargo City

Cargo UK & Europe Airports
Menzies Aviation has increased cargo capacity at Budapest Airport with a 10,000 square-metre extension at BUD Cargo City.

The expansion of the facility officially opened on Tuesday 13 February, increasing capacity from 49,000 tons to 85,000 tons per year with new temperature controlled, animal and valuable cargo rooms.

Menzies was one of the first occupants to lease space at BUD Cargo City, which opened in 2019, and growing cargo volumes has required Menzies to upgrade the facility, which includes a 3,000 square-metre warehouse expansion, a 1,500 square-metre manoeuvring area for trucks and GSE, and a 300 square-metre office and social space.

The expanded facility has been operational since December with Menzies committing more than $1 million to the construction of the building and $6 million to the ongoing lease.

Beau Paine, Global Head of Cargo at Menzies Aviation, said: “The increased capacity provided by this extension forms an important part of Menzies’ ambitious cargo expansion strategy, which has seen us build strong partnerships across the world. We’re excited to expand our cargo footprint across Europe and beyond over the coming months and years.”

Rene Droese, Chief Development Officer and Deputy CEO of Budapest Airport, added: “One of the keys to our success is the cohesive cargo community we have consciously built up, which gives us the opportunity to think together with our partners and develop fully in line with their needs. An excellent example of this forward-looking collaboration is the newly expanded Cargo Handling Building, which we implemented in close cooperation with Menzies.”

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