Liège Airport

airport in Wallonia

Liège Airport, also called Liège-Bierset, is an important cargo airport in Belgium. In 2007 it was the 8th busiest cargo airport in Europe[1] and the 38th busiest in the world.[2]

Liège Airport
Airport typePublic & Military
OwnerWalloon government
OperatorLiege Airport s.a.
Elevation AMSL659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates50°38′15″N 05°26′36″E / 50.63750°N 5.44333°E / 50.63750; 5.44333
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

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 NewarkBaghdad route for US mail).


  1. Europe’s top 40 cargo airports in 2007:[permanent dead link]
  2. World’s top 50 cargo airports in 2007:[permanent dead link]