Liège Airport

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 in the Province of Liège in Wallonia, Belgium, mainly focusing on air freight. At the end of 2018, it was the 7th biggest cargo airport in Europe and the 22nd biggest in the world.[citation needed]

Liege Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerWalloon government & private investors
OperatorLiege Airport s.a.
ServesLiège, Belgium
LocationGrâce-Hollogne, Liège, Wallonia
Hub 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]

OverviewEdit

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.[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 ParisAmsterdamFrankfurt 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 destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

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, Kayseri, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Djerba, Enfidha, Heraklion, Izmir, Kos, Oujda, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tangier, Tétouan

CargoEdit

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

Ground transportationEdit

By carEdit

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

By busEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b AIP for EBLG – Liege Airport from Skeyes
  2. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ 2009 report
  4. ^ Destinations retrieved 16 July 2020
  5. ^ "Vols liege – Billets d'avion liege – TUI fly". www.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. ^ https://www.stattimes.com/news/cainiao-adds-new-route-with-air-cargo-china-connecting-hangzhou-liege/
  9. ^ aslairlines.be - Scheduled retrieved 16 July 2020
  10. ^ astral-aviation.com - Schedule retrieved 16 July 2020
  11. ^ cal-cargo.com – Network retrieved 17 November 2019
  12. ^ cargoethiopianairlines.com – Cargo Network retrieved 28 March 2020
  13. ^ icelandaircargo.com – Flight schedule retrieved 28 October 2018
  14. ^ qrcargo.com - Schedule retrieved 16 July 2020

External linksEdit

  Media related to Liège Airport at Wikimedia Commons