Liège Airport

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Liège Airport
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Liège Airport - Passenger Terminal-9298.jpg

IATA: LGGICAO: EBLG

LGG is located in Belgium
LGG
LGG
Location of airport in Belgium
Summary
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
Website liegeairport.com
Runways
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 the international airport of Liège in Belgium.

Overview[edit]

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

It is nowadays mainly used for freight operations 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. 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.[2]

In June 2015, VLM Airlines announced to shut down all operations to and from Liège Airport (to Avignon, Nice and Venice) after only six weeks of service due to a low demand.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia[4]
BMI Regional Munich[5]
Jetairfly[6] Alicante, Djerba,[6] Enfidha,[6] 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
U-Tour
operated by I-Fly
Charter: Shenyang, Tianjin, Xi'an[7]
U-Tour
operated by Orenair
Charter: Changsha, Kunming, Nanjing

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Africa West Airlines Bamako, Cotonou, Lomé, Niamey[8]
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[9]
FedEx Feeder
operated by Air Contractors
Manchester
Icelandair Cargo East Midlands, Humberside, Norrköping, Reykjavík–Keflavík
Kalitta Air Bahrain, New York–JFK, Newark
Nightexpress Frankfurt
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, 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, 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
operated by Bluebird Cargo
Dublin
TNT Airways
operated by Ukraine International Airlines
Kiev–Boryspil, Vienna

Statistics[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 2009 report
  3. ^ "aero.de - Luftfahrt-Nachrichten und -Community". aero.de. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ RTBF Info. "Une ligne régulière vers la Corse, au départ de Liège: dès le mois d'avril". RTBF Info. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Flights across the UK and Europe with bmi regional - January Seat Sale 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly. 
  7. ^ "Russische I-Fly vanaf Luik 3x per week naar China". Flightlevel. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Africa West Cargo Schedule
  9. ^ Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopian Airlines. "Page not found". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Welcome." Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "With head office in Harare, Zimbabwe, Avient has two further offices; one in continental Europe and the other in the United Kingdom."
  11. ^ "Contact Us." (Direct link to frame) Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "BELGIUM Liege Airport, Cargo Nord, Rue Saint Exupery 22, B-4460, Grace Hollogne, Belgium"

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