Liège Airport

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Liege Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWalloon government & private investors
OperatorLiege Airport s.a.
ServesLiege, Belgium
LocationGrâce-Hollogne, Liège, Wallonia
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates50°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
Websiteliegeairport.com
Map
EBLG is located in Belgium
EBLG
EBLG
Location in Belgium
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,690 12,106 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,340 7,677 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Freight (tonnes)871.000
Passengers299.292
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]

Liege Airport (IATA: LGG, ICAO: EBLG), previously called Liege-Bierset, is an international airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west[1] of the city of Liège, Wallonia in Belgium. The airport mainly focuses on air freight. At the end of 2021 freight traffic reached 1,412,498 tonnes (+26%). Liege Airport is now the 5th biggest cargo airport in Europe and the 22nd biggest in the world.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The airport is located in Grâce-Hollogne, Liège Province, north-west of the city of Liege, in the east of Belgium. The first terminal on the site opened in 1930.[2]

It is mainly used for freight/cargo operations, but also serves a number of 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 2018 it was the seventh 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.[3] It is the global hub of ASL Airlines Belgium (the former TNT Airways) and is also used by several other cargo carriers on a scheduled or irregular basis.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

As of July 2020, TUI fly Belgium is the only airline offering scheduled and seasonal passenger flights at Liege Airport.[4]

AirlinesDestinations
TUI fly Belgium[5] Alicante, Gran Canaria, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Kayseri, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tangier

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AirBridgeCargo[6] Atlanta, Karaganda, Kazan, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Sheremetyevo (all suspended)
Air China Cargo[7] Hangzhou,[8] Shanghai–Pudong
ASL Airlines Belgium[9] Chicago–O'Hare, Halifax, Hangzhou, Jinan, New York–JFK, Shanghai–Pudong
Astral Aviation[10] Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Atlas Air[11] Tel Aviv
CAL Cargo Air Lines[12] Atlanta, Larnaca, Mexico City, New York–JFK, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Toronto–Pearson
CMA CGM Air Cargo[13] Atlanta, Chicago–O’Hare, Hong Kong
Ethiopian Cargo[14] Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Juba, Lagos, Miami, New York–JFK, Shanghai–Pudong, Zaragoza
Icelandair Cargo[15] Reykjavík–Keflavík
Qatar Airways Cargo[16] Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Doha, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Mexico City

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at LGG airport. See source Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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]

An express bus (number 57) links the airport to Liege-Guillemins where connections can be made with local, national and high speed international trains (Thalys, ICE). Bus number 53 goes to Liege city centre (Place Saint-Lambert) where connections are available with Liege-Saint-Lambert railway station and bus hub, and to Pont-de-Seraing railway station and bus hub. Buses 83 and 85 connect the airport with Liege's city centre (Place Saint-Lambert) where connections are available with Liege-Saint-Lambert railway station and bus hub, and Bierset-Awans railway station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EBLG – LIEGE / Liege (also PDF). AIP from Skeyes.
  2. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ 2009 report
  4. ^ Destinations retrieved 16 July 2020
  5. ^ "Flight plan". tuifly.be.
  6. ^ airbridgecargo.com – Our network retrieved 16 July 2020
  7. ^ Ltd, DVV Media International. "Air China Cargo lands at Liege Airport". Air Cargo News.
  8. ^ "Cainiao adds new route with Air Cargo China connecting Hangzhou, Liege". www.stattimes.com.
  9. ^ aslairlines.be - Scheduled retrieved 4 November 2021
  10. ^ astral-aviation.com - Schedule retrieved 16 July 2020
  11. ^ aircargonews.net retrieved 7 January 2020
  12. ^ cal-cargo.com – Network retrieved 17 November 2019
  13. ^ CMA CGM | Regular flights retrieved 14 May 2022
  14. ^ cargoethiopianairlines.com – Cargo Network retrieved 28 March 2020
  15. ^ icelandaircargo.com – Flight schedule retrieved 28 October 2018
  16. ^ qrcargo.com - Schedule retrieved 16 July 2020
  17. ^ "Engine parts drop from Boeing 747 cargo plane in Netherlands". The Guardian. 22 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Two injured after cargo plane's engine bursts into flames, drops debris over Dutch town". www.msn.com.

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