Liege Airport signs Qatar Airways, Alibaba Cloud, Orange Belgium partnerships

At a cargo event that took place this week at Liege Airport (LGG) in Belgium, the airport signed three agreements further bolstering its rapidly growing air cargo operations. The partnerships are between the airport and Qatar Airways Cargo, technology subsidiary Alibaba Cloud and telecommunications company Orange Belgium, respectively. LGG’s agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo is […]

Alibaba ups majority stake in Cainiao ahead of 11.11

Alibaba increased its majority stake in its logistics affiliate Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to 63% from 51% with an investment of US$3.3 billion today. The news comes just before China’s major “11.11” shopping holiday on Nov. 11, and on the heels of other moves the e-commerce giant recently made to expand its global presence, including shipping freight via train to Liège and […]

Liège Airport reports record October cargo throughput  

Liège Airport (LGG) today reported record volumes for the month of October with a cargo throughput of 84,000 tonnes.   51% of these volumes were comprised of imports, according to the airport. Year-to-date cargo at LGG increased 3% y-o-y to 730,000 tonnes, despite challenging market environments.   Steven Verhasselt, vice president of commercial at LGG, this week joined the Cargo Airport Growth Summit […]

ASL Airlines Belgium, Jettainer ink ULD handling agreement 

ASL Aviation Holdings Group subsidiary ASL Airlines Belgium and Jettainer inked a new unit load device (ULD) deal, the companies announced today. Under the agreement, Jettainer will manage global control and maintenance of the carrier’s ULD fleet over a period of five years, effective immediately.  This will entail the ground handler management of ASL Airlines Belgium’s fleet of approximately 1,500 ULDs utilized across […]

CAL Cargo beginning 747F flights to Los Angeles

In the latest expansion to its scheduled freighter network into the United States, Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines is adding twice-weekly freighter service to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The scheduled service will begin operating on Oct. 2, arriving in LAX from the carrier’s hub at Liege Airport (LGG) on Wednesdays and Saturdays and departing LAX to […]

Network Airline Management extends ops at Liege Airport 

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liège Airport (LGG) have inked a deal extending NAM’s freighter operations at the airport for three more years. According to a joint statement from the airport and NAM, cargo levels across all sectors at LGG have “strongly increased” since NAM moved their operations to the airport in 2014.  During its time at LGG, […]

Saudia Cargo adds Liège Airport to network 

On Wednesday, Saudia Cargo announced the addition of Liège Airport (LGG) as a destination in its network, as well as several new flights to and from the airport.  Saudia Cargo has launched four flights into LGG From Jeddah (JED) for a total of five weekly frequencies that will be flown by and 747F aircraft.  The two 777 flights will continue […]

Top 3 takeaways: Critical points for airports’ cargo infrastructure development

PARIS -- Despite this year’s challenging market environment, air cargo stakeholders continue to prepare for future demand and needs. At the Air Cargo Handling and Logistics Conference in Paris this week, ground handling and airport panelists spoke on issues critical to ensuring airports’ successful cargo infrastructure. Smart strategies are increasingly important as airports step into […]

Magma Aviation to begin new 747F service between Rwanda and Belgium

United Kingdom-based Magma Aviation, which manages widebody freighter operations primarily to Africa and North America, is launching a new 747 freighter service between its base at Liège Airport (LGG) in Belgium to Rwanda’s Kigali Airport (KGL). The weekly service will begin on Oct. 2, according to a notice from GSA International Airline Partners B.V. According […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore to freighter route 

Today, Qatar Airways Cargo announced the addition of Singapore as a new destination on its trans–Pacific freighter route.  Qatar Airways Cargo’s twice-weekly 777F flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays traverse the Pacific along a route stopping at destinations from Chicago (ORD)-Singapore (SIN)-Macau (MFM)-Los Angeles (LAX)-Mexico City (MEX)-Guadalajara (GDL)-Liège (LGG)-Doha (DOH). The carrier offers over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity […]

Volga-Dnepr Group, Liege Airport extend strategic cooperation

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and Liège Airport (LGG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their strategic cooperation at the airport. The agreement, also supported by the Walloon Government in Belgium, extends the original agreement between the two stakeholders in support of LGG’s development as a hub for cargo through enhanced freighter capacity.  The new agreement extends an MOU between LGG, Volga-Dnepr Group and […]

Turning point for slot scarcity at AMS with approval of new local rule

Today, Dutch Minister of Transport Cora van Niewenhuizen approved the implementation of a new local rule for airfreight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), after the enforcement of a 500,000 annual movement cap at the airport led many cargo operators to abandon AMS for nearby competitors. The long-awaited rule change is meant to support AMS’ competitive stance in the European airfreight market against […]

ACE Belgium Freighters secures AOC, to begin operating from LGG base

Cargo startup ACE Belgium Freighters received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on April 18 and will begin cargo operations from its base at Liège Airport (LGG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and soon, to New York City (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL).  Eshel Heffetz, ACE’s CEO, said the carrier is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operations […]
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