Liege Airport opens HORSE INN ahead of Rio Olympics

Liege Airport is the top cargo airport in Belgium and one of the leaders in Europe for the transport of live animals and perishable goods with almost 3,000 horses a year transitting through Liege Airport.

HORSE INN Liege Airport

Belgium’s Liege Airport has opened the HORSE INN, a new facility designed to upgrade its overall service provision for the transportation of live horses which require specific rest and loading areas.

The HORSE INN, with a total investment of €2.6 million, is not only intended for horses being transported by air but also to accommodate them during transit by road and was timed to be ready for the upcoming Rio Olympics.

With a view to developing this particular sector, Liege Airport has called on recognised experts, including Grégory Wathelet, the Belgian no 1 show jumper and European runner-up. He will now receive support from the airport, in return raising its international profile. In addition, Félix-Marie Brasseur, twice world individual driving four-in-hand champion, is now an Ambassador for the HORSE INN.

The official opening of the HORSE INN at Liege Airport. The official opening of the HORSE INN at Liege Airport.

A specially designed HORSE INN logo and a new website dedicated to the transportation of horses have opened up the high quality equestrian world to the general public and professionals alike (

According to José Happart, Liege Airport president, this new building is part of a well thought-out development strategy: “This is a significant investment which is part of the services our airport offers to its clients (Lachs, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Icelandair).