Liège Airport

Liege Airport
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Airport typePublic
OwnerWalloon government & private investors
OperatorLiege Airport s.a.
ServesLiege, 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 (2018)
Freight (tonnes)871.000
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 Liege in Wallonia (southern 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.


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 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), the European hub of Allied Air, Astral Aviation, CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo, Icelandair Cargo and Qatar Airlines, and a key European cargo hub for ABX Air, Air China Cargo, AirBridge Cargo, Bluebird Cargo, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Unitop Airlines and, formerly, Ukraine International Airlines.

Airlines and destinations


TUI fly Belgium is currently the only airline offering scheduled and seasonal service at Liege Airport:[4]

TUI fly Belgium[5] Alicante, Gran Canaria, Kayseri, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Djerba, Enfidha, Heraklion, Izmir, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tangier, Tétouan


Air China Cargo Shanghai–Pudong[6]
ASL Airlines Belgium Athens, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin-Schonefeld, Billund, Bologna, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Delhi, 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 Atlanta, Houston-Intercontinental, Larnaca, Mexico City[7], New York–JFK, Oslo, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum, New York–JFK
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Beirut, Cairo, Hong Kong, Miami,[8] 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[9]
Qatar Airways Cargo Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Doha, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Macau, Mexico City, Nairobi, Oslo–Gardermoen, Tokyo–Narita, Panama City
Western Global Airlines Abuja, Lagos, Niamey, Pointe Noire

Ground transportation

By car

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

By bus

A special bus (number 57) links the airport to Liege main train station (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 public transport system.

See also


  1. ^ a b AIP for EBLG – Liege Airport from Skeyes
  2. ^ "Liege Airport". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ 2009 report
  4. ^ Destinations retrieved 16 March 2017
  5. ^ "Vols liege - Billets d'avion liege - TUI fly". www.tuifly.be.
  6. ^ Ltd, DVV Media International. "Air China Cargo lands at Liege Airport". Air Cargo News.
  7. ^ Morales, Irais García (6 September 2017). "CAL Cargo Airlines aterriza en México". T21.
  8. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines launches historical cargo route at MIA". www.prnewswire.com. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. ^ icelandaircargo.com - Flight schedule retrieved 28 October 2018

External links

Media related to Liège Airport at Wikimedia Commons


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