Liege Airport achieved a new record with over 900,000 tonnes of goods transported in 2019.
The airport’s freight volumes continue to grow. The new record totalled to 902,480 tonnes (+3.6 per cent) of transported goods compared to 870,644 tonnes in 2018.
“Our performance is significant in the context of a year that experienced many upheavals, with a double-figure growth for the first three months, slowing down between April and July and then declining in August and September. We bounced back at the end of the year”, explains Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport.
Major works in the pipeline
“2020 will be a year of major works and projects including, in particular, the impact study for lengthening the contingency runway”, Partoune says.
“We are also working on the implementation of Alibaba, the bypass road, the construction of a hydrogen station and on training personnel to meet the very high demand.”
“It will be a busy year during which we will have to provide quality services to our customers, as well as invest in infrastructure and innovative solutions.”
Passenger activity remained stable for Liege, with 170,737 passengers passing through the airport. Liege Airport is situated in the Amsterdam–Paris–Frankfurt ‘golden triangle’. Sixty-six per cent of European freight transits through the area.
The airport’s ‘Flexport’ has around 80,000 square metres of warehouses with immediate runway access. It offers transport for perishable and non-perishable goods, animals, medicines, organs and stem cells, among other goods.
Liege Airport has FeDEx/TNT sorting centre which was enlarged in 2007. The sorting centre has over 1,500 employees with a surface area of 75,000 square metres. The hub handles the airport’s European air freight.