Budapest airport, in collaboration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, recently organised workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies.

Among those attending the event were Chinese e-commerce giants Yunda Express, STO Express and SF Express, Qingdao and Xi’an airports, and the Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai.

“Budapest airport is right on track to becoming the main cargo hub for China in the Central and Eastern Europe region,” commented Rene Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer at Budapest airport, speaking at the conference.

“In the last few years the e-commerce market in CEE has increased to €80bn per annum, and from its central location, Budapest airport can supply the entire region.”

Discussions at the workshop covered topics from e-commerce to the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as competition from direct Chinese train services, along with new routes opening between Budapest and Chinese airports.