3 200 square meters of storage and sorting and 1.600 square meters of offices - this is in a nutshell what the Hungarian Postal Exchange Center is all about. It is located near the Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport and is linked to the airside of the airport to facilitate the speedy delivery of airmail directly to the passenger aircraft cargo holding bay. All this of course happens after thorough security check on both the incoming and outgoing leg of mail delivery.
Development of Hungarian Post International Exchange has started way back in 2008 when Budapest Airport launched the BUD Future development program. The new International Postal Exchange is not only a modern mail handling facility but also helps Hungarian Post to save operational costs by combining into one site the earlier downtown and airport facilities. Construction works started by Magyar Építő Plc. in 2010 and were finished in seven months, on time and within the 4,5 million Euro budget. The new facility was officially inaugurated by Mr. László Geszti, the new CEO of Hungarian Post and Mr. Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. The Hungarian Post airport center provides new jobs for 272 people. For Budapest Airport there is another major development project underway: the construction of a new air cargo logistics facility where two major ground handlers, Celebi and Malév Ground Handling will be relocated.
René Droese, Property Director of Budapest Airport has said: „Hungarian Post is an important partner for us with whom we have signed a ten years lease agreement. The postal facility will fit well into our other major development projects that will increase the value of this area around the airport. We plan to develop an entire Cargo City with all necessary logistics, a state-of-the-art Office Park near Terminal 2, an Airport Business Park on the Southern edge of the airport, an on-site 3-4 star hotel opposite to Terminal 2, relocation of Malév Hungarian Airlines and Wizz Air headquarters to the airport amongst many other things.”