Liège Airport

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Liège Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Walloon government & private investors
Operator Liège Airport s.a.
Serves Liège, Belgium
Location Grâce-Hollogne, Wallonia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates 50°38′11″N 005°26′34″E / 50.63639°N 5.44278°E / 50.63639; 5.44278Coordinates: 50°38′11″N 005°26′34″E / 50.63639°N 5.44278°E / 50.63639; 5.44278
Website liegeairport.com
Map
EBLG is located in Belgium
EBLG
EBLG
Location in Belgium
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,690 12,106 Asphalt
05L/23R 2,340 7,677 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Freight (tonnes) 649.829
Passengers 299.292
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]

Liège Airport (IATA: LGGICAO: EBLG), previously called Liege-Bierset, is an international airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west[1] of Liège in Wallonia (southern Belgium), mainly focusing on air freight. At the end of 2015, it was the 8th biggest cargo airport in Europe and the 22nd biggest in the world.[2]

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.[3]

It is mainly used for freight/cargo 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. In 2014 it was the eighth-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.[4] It is the global hub of ASL Airlines Belgium (the former 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 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.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Liège Airport:[5]

Airlines Destinations
TUI fly Belgium Alicante, Gran Canaria, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Casablanca, Heraklion, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Saint Petersburg, Tangier, Tétouan

Suspended Routes[edit]

In 2015, British airline BMI Regional started a new foute from Munich to Liege twice daily during the week. This route was suspended in 2015 again to start a new route from Munich to Brno

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air China Cargo Shanghai–Pudong[6]
ASL Airlines Belgium Athens, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin-Schonefeld, Billund, Bologna, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Dubai–International, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Erfurt/Weimar, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hannover, Hong Kong, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Katowice, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London–Stansted, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Malta, Marseille, Milan–Linate, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Munich, New York–JFK, Nuremberg, Örebro, Oslo–Gardermoen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Sevilla, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sofia, Tallinn, Tangier, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Toulouse, Turku, Stockholm–Arlanda, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Vitoria, Warsaw, Zaragoza
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
operated by ASL Airlines Belgium
Dubai–Al Maktoum, New York–JFK
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Beirut, Cairo, Khartoum, Lagos, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Pointe-Noire
FedEx Memphis
Icelandair Cargo East Midlands, New York–JFK, Boston, Reykjavík–Keflavík
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha, Nairobi, Chicago, Atlanta, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Oslo–Gardermoen

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Liège Airport at Wikimedia Commons