Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has commenced cargo service to Budapest, to boost its operations in central Europe. The daily flight to the Hungarian capital deploys a wide-body Airbus A330-200 and offers 168 tons of cargo capacity per week. On its first flight into the country, the airline mainly carried consolidated cargo from the Far East and points in India, including a shipment of pharmaceuticals from Hyderabad.
Emirates SkyCargo vice president Robert Siegel said that \"The launch of a daily flight to Budapest will complement our cargo services into Warsaw, Prague and Vienna. He said that \"Trucking services can also feed offline markets in the region through Budapest, and onto our flight to Dubai, for further distribution across our network.
Top exports out of Hungary are machinery and auto parts, hi-tech equipment, pipes, semi-manufactured steel and water/air pumps, food and beverage, generators and chemical products.