Belgium’s Liège Airport is prospering despite the soft trade market in Europe. In 2015, the airport handled 650,000 tonnes of cargo, which is an increase of 10 percent over 2014.
This year’s plans for the airport include an investment of €10 million, including a new business aviation center, aircraft stands in the north, energy-saving investments and a new freight hall in the northern zone, along with a storage facility.
Luc Partoune, general manager of Liège Airport, said the airport received an additional boost from new business from Qatar Airways and ANA Aviation in 2015. “And TNT has also shown very strong growth. CAL, El Al and Icelandair are also on the up,” he added.
The new year brought new prospects for 2016 as regards passenger traffic, with connections between China and Liège doubling from three to six flights a week. A building serving as a reception centre for horses will be operational in early June and will be used to send the best horses in the world to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.