Liège Airport

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Liège Airport
Liege airport.jpg
IATA: LGGICAO: EBLG
Summary
Airport type Public & Military
Owner Walloon government
Operator Liege Airport s.a.
Location Liège
Elevation AMSL 659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates 50°38′15″N 05°26′36″E / 50.6375°N 5.44333°E / 50.6375; 5.44333Coordinates: 50°38′15″N 05°26′36″E / 50.6375°N 5.44333°E / 50.6375; 5.44333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 10,784 3,287 Asphalt
05L/23R 7,677 2,340 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Freight (tonnes) 489,870
Passengers 332,848

Liège Airport, also called Liège-Bierset, is an important cargo airport in Belgium. It was at the end of 2007 the 8th biggest cargo airport in Europe[1] and the 38th biggest in the world.[2]

Liège is in the centre of the golden triangle ParisAmsterdamFrankfurt that handles 66% of European freight, 75% with London added.

The airport is in the northwest of the city of Liège, in the east of Belgium. It is mainly used for freight operation but also serves more than 21 destinations for passengers (mainly charters).

Liège Airport is the world hub of TNT Airways, and the European hub of CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo and Ethiopian Cargo (using Southern Air aircraft).

The airport is also used as a regular refuelling stop on New York City – Middle East routes by Kalitta Air (including the Newark – Baghdad route for US mail).

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  1. Europe’s top 40 cargo airports in 2007: http://www.aircargoworld.com/Graphics/month/26ACWD0708EuroNortham.pdf
  2. World’s top 50 cargo airports in 2007: http://www.aircargoworld.com/Graphics/month/22ACWD0708Top1.pdf