Liege Airport returns to growth in ‘14

Liege Airport has confirmed its position as the number one cargo airport in Belgium with 590,579 tonnes of cargo passing through the airport in 2014, against 560,949 tonnes in 2013, representing an increase of 5.3 per cent.


Liege Airport returns to growth in ‘14


Liege Airport has confirmed its position as the number one cargo airport in Belgium with 590,579 tonnes of cargo passing through the airport in 2014, against 560,949 tonnes in 2013, representing an increase of 5.3 per cent. The growth has come about from contributions by TNT Airways, Ethiopian Cargo and CAL, along with the recent decision by ANA Airline Management to base its cargo fleet in Liege Airport from late May. The number of aircraft movements increased by 2.7 per cent from 41,047 movements in 2013 to 42,140 movements in 2014.

 

Meanwhile, passenger traffic showed a slight decrease (-3.95 per cent) with 302,847 passengers transported in 2014. Reflecting Liege Airport’s focus in transporting medicines and animals, the current pharma centre will be enlarged in 2015 and a reception centre for horses will be built, the airport said.