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Liège 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 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]

Liège Airport
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Airport typePublic
OwnerWalloon government & private investors
OperatorLiège Airport s.a.
ServesLiège, Belgium
LocationGrâce-Hollogne, 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
EBLG is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,690 12,106 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,340 7,677 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Freight (tonnes)649.829
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]



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[citation needed]. 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.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


TUI fly Belgium is currently the only airline offering scheduled and seasonal service at Liège Airport:[5]

TUI fly Belgium[6] Alicante, Casablanca, Gran Canaria, Kayseri, Málaga, Tangier, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya (begins 27 June 2019),[7] Djerba, Enfidha, Heraklion, Izmir (begins 27 June 2019),[7] Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tétouan


AirBridgeCargo Airlines London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air China Cargo Shanghai–Pudong[8]
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, Greenville-Spartanburg International, Hanover, 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, Timisoara, Toulouse, Turku, Stockholm–Arlanda, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Vitoria, Warsaw, Zaragoza
Astral Aviation Nairobi
CAL Cargo Air Lines Larnaca, Mexico City[9], New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Atlanta, Oslo
El Al Cargo New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum, New York–JFK
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Beirut, Cairo, Hong Kong Miami,[10] Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Khartoum, Lagos, Nanjing, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Pointe-Noire
FedEx Express Basel/Mulhouse, East Midlands, London-Stansted, Vienna, Memphis, Shanghai-Pudong
Icelandair Cargo Reykjavík–Keflavík[11]
Qatar Airways Cargo Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Doha, Houston, Los Angeles, Macau, Mexico City, Nairobi, Oslo–Gardermoen, Tokyo–Narita
Western Global Airlines Abuja, Lagos, Niamey, Pointe Noire

Ground transportationEdit

By carEdit

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

By busEdit

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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b AIP for EBLG – Liège Airport from Belgocontrol
  2. ^ GmbH, DVV Media Group. "Airport insight: 2015 cargo results".
  3. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. ^ 2009 report
  5. ^ Destinations retrieved 16 March 2017
  6. ^ "Vols liege - Billets d'avion liege - TUI fly, avant Jetairfly".
  7. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "TUIfly Belgium adds Liege – Antalya/Izmir routing from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ Ltd, DVV Media International. "Air China Cargo lands at Liege Airport". Air Cargo News.
  9. ^ Morales, Irais García (6 September 2017). "CAL Cargo Airlines aterriza en México". T21.
  10. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines launches historical cargo route at MIA". 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  11. ^ - Flight schedule retrieved 28 October 2018

External linksEdit

  Media related to Liège Airport at Wikimedia Commons