Liège Airport

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Liege Airport
Liege airport logo.png
Liège Airport - Passenger Terminal-9298.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Walloon government & private investors
Operator Liege Airport s.a.
Serves Liege, 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
LGG is located in Belgium
Location of airport in Belgium
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 12,139 3,700 Asphalt
05L/23R 7,677 2,340 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Freight (tonnes) 590,578
Passengers 309,206

Liege Airport (IATA: LGGICAO: EBLG), previously called Liege-Bierset, is the international airport of Liege in Belgium.


The airport is located in Grâce-Hollogne, Liege Province, north-west of the city of Liege, in the east of Belgium. The first terminal on the site opened in 1930.[1]

It is mainly used for freight/cargo operations, but also serves more than 23 destinations for passengers (mainly charters). Liege 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. In 2014 it was the eight-biggest cargo airport in Europe. Liege Airport is the biggest cargo airport in Belgium, and the third-biggest for passengers after Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia[3]
BMI Regional Munich (ends 30 November 2015)[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 Seasonal charter: Monastir
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Charter: 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 Seasonal charter: Djerba, Enfidha
I-Fly Seasonal charter: Shenyang, Tianjin, Xi'an[6]
Orenair Seasonal charter: Changsha, Kunming, Nanjing


Airlines Destinations
CAL Cargo Air Lines Larnaca, New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Atlanta
El Al Cargo New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates SkyCargo New York–JFK, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Sydney
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Khartoum, Lagos, Johannesburg, Pointe-Noire
Icelandair Cargo East Midlands, New York–JFK, Boston, Reykjavík–Keflavík
i-Fly Moscow, Shenyang, Xian, Tianjin
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha, Nairobi, Chicago, Atlanta, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston
TNT Airways Athens, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin, Billund, Bologna, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Dubai–International, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Gothenburg–Landvetter, Hannover, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Katowice,Reykjavík–Keflavík, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London–Stansted, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York–JFK, Nuremberg, Örebro, Oslo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Sevilla, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sofia,Tallinn, Tangier, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Toulouse, Turku, Stockholm, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Vitoria, Warsaw, Zaragoza


Cargo activity[edit]

Liege Airport is the global hub of TNT Airways; the European hub of Allied Air, Astral Aviation, CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo, and Icelandair Cargo, and a key European cargo hub for ABX Air, AirBridge Cargo, Bluebird Cargo, Emirates, i-Fly, Qatar Airways Cargo and Ukraine International Airlines. Frequent visitors for charter operations are Antonov Airlines, Atlas Air, Cargolux, FedEx, Gestair Cargo, Kalitta Air, National, Lufthansa Cargo and Saudia Cargo.

In 2014 : 590,578 tonnes of freight.

Passenger activity[edit]

As of 2011 : 309,206 passengers

Other facilities[edit]

Dedicated facilities for pharma handling + IATA Pharma Cartification for all Cargo Handling Agents at Liege Airport[citation needed]
Dedicated facilities for perishables handling[citation needed]
Dedicated facilities for live animals handling (+3.000 horses/y)[citation needed]

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.
  • Bus number 53 goes to Liège city centre (Place Saint-Lambert) where connections are available with Liège public transport system.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 2009 report
  3. ^ RTBF Info. "Une ligne régulière vers la Corse, au départ de Liège: dès le mois d'avril". RTBF Info. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "bmi regional - Calendar". Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly. 
  6. ^ "Russische I-Fly vanaf Luik 3x per week naar China". Flightlevel. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 

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