Liège Airport

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Liège Airport
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LGG is located in Belgium
Location of airport in Belgium
Airport type Public & Military
Owner Walloon government
Operator Liege Airport s.a.
Serves Liège, Belgium
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates 50°38′15″N 05°26′36″E / 50.63750°N 5.44333°E / 50.63750; 5.44333Coordinates: 50°38′15″N 05°26′36″E / 50.63750°N 5.44333°E / 50.63750; 5.44333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 12,139 3,700 Asphalt
05L/23R 7,677 2,340 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Freight (tonnes) 674,469
Passengers 309,206

Liège Airport (IATA: LGGICAO: EBLG), also called Liège-Bierset, is an important cargo airport in Belgium. At the end of 2011, it was the 7th biggest cargo airport in Europe. Liège airport is the biggest cargo airport in Belgium and the third biggest for passengers after Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.[1]

The airport is located in Grâce-Hollogne, Liège Province, north-west of the city of Liège, in the east of Belgium. It is mainly used for freight operation but also serves more than 23 destinations for passengers (mainly charters). Liège is located in the centre of the golden triangle Paris - Amsterdam - Frankfurt that handles 66% of European freight and 75% when taken together with London.

The first terminal on the site opened in 1930.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia[3]
BMI Regional Munich[4]
Jetairfly[5] Alicante, Djerba,[5] Enfidha,[5] Gran Canaria, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum, Casablanca, Heraklion, Ibiza, İzmir, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tétouan
Nouvelair Charter: Monastir
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Agadir, Alicante, Antalya, Bodrum, Burgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Djerba, Enfidha, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, İzmir, Kos, Málaga, Marrakech, Monastir, Nice, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife–South
Tunisair Charter: Djerba, Enfidha
operated by I-Fly
Charter: Shenyang, Tianjin, Xi'an[6]
VLM Airlines Avignon, Bologna, Nice, Venice-Marco Polo


Airlines Destinations
Africa West Airlines Bamako, Cotonou, Lomé, Niamey[7]
Atlantic Airlines Madrid
CAL Cargo Air Lines Frankfurt, Larnaca, New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
El Al Cargo New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Khartoum, Lagos, Luxembourg, Pointe-Noire[8]
FedEx Feeder
operated by Air Contractors
Dublin, Manchester
Icelandair Cargo East Midlands, Humberside, Norrköping, Reykjavík–Keflavík
Kalitta Air Bahrain, New York–JFK, Newark
Nightexpress Frankfurt
Nordic Global Airlines Entebbe (ends 31 May 2015), Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo (ends 31 May 2015), Lusaka (ends 31 May 2015)[9]
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha, Nairobi
Southern Air Dover Air Force Base
TNT Airways Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Delhi, Dubai–International, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Guadalajara, Hannover, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jönköping, Katowice, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London–Stansted, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Marseille, Munich, Norwich, Nuremberg, Örebro, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Shanghai–Pudong, Shannon, Shenzhen, Singapore, Tallinn, Tangier, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Toulouse, Turku, Västerås, Vitoria-Gasteiz
TNT Airways
operated by ABX Air
Halifax, New York–JFK, Reykjavík–Keflavík
TNT Airways
operating by Ukraine International
Kiev–Boryspil, Vienna


Cargo activity[edit]

Liège Airport is the world hub of TNT Airways, and the European hub of CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo and Avient Aviation. The airport is also used as a regular refuelling stop on New York City – Middle East routes by Kalitta Air (including the Newark – Baghdad route for US mail).

As of 2011 : 674,469 tonnes of freight.

Passenger activity[edit]

As of 2011 : 309,206 passengers

Other facilities[edit]

Avient Aviation has its Continental Europe offices on the airport property.[10][11]

Ground transportation[edit]

By car[edit]

The airport is located next to the E42 (exit 3), close to an important highway junction.

By bus[edit]

  • A special bus (number 57) links the airport to Liège main train station (Liège-Guillemins) where connections can be made with local, national and high speed international trains (Thalys, ICE). This bus operates every 2 hours from 7 AM to 5 PM, on working days only.

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