Liege Airport continues its growth track

For Liege Airport 2013 was a mixed year that fell into two distinct halves - the first period ran from January to June and confirmed the trends observed in 2012 with a fall in the volumes passing through its facility.


Liege Airport continues its growth track


For Liege Airport 2013 was a mixed year that fell into two distinct halves – the first period ran from January to June and confirmed the trends observed in 2012 with a fall in the volumes passing through its facility. Then, for the first time in 18 months, volumes picked up again in July and this improvement continued through the rest of the year, the airport said, adding that 2013 closed more positively than might have otherwise been expected.

Over twelve months, a total of 561,000 tonnes passed through Liege, almost exactly the same as the year before. “We saw signs of recovery towards the middle of the year but it was still fragile. Since then, each month has been better compared to the same respective month in 2012. Growth prospects for 2014 are real”, says Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport.

Highlighting the “relevance of our strategy and the good performance of the entire freight community at our airport,” Partoune said more and more companies choose to work at specialised cargo airports like Liege. In 2013, the arrival and growth of Qatar Airways was a very positive development, as was the arrival of well-known freight forwarders such as Panalpina and Kuehne Nagel, he highlighted. “Several new contracts will be signed and will probably help us to surpass the level of 600,000 tonnes transported.”