January 13, 2015: After a mixed year in 2013 due to the difficult global economic situation, freight transport saw a return to growth in 2014.
Liege Airport has confirmed its position as the number one cargo airport in Belgium with 590,579 tonnes of cargo passing through the airport in 2014, against 560,949 tons in 2013, representing an increase of 5.3%.
All those companies with a presence at Liege Airport have played a part in this growth (TNT Airways, Ethiopian Cargo and CAL are improving). The decision of ANA Airline Management to base its cargo fleet in Liege Airport from late May has also contributed to this result.
The number of aircraft movements increased by 2.66% from 41,047 movements in 2013 to 42,140 movements in 2014.
Outlook for 2015: Reflecting Liege Airport's expertise in transporting medicines and animals, the current pharma centre will be enlarged in 2015 and a reception centre for horses will be built. This equestrian center will optimise the infrastructure and the various welfare-related services for horses. Liege Airport is the European leader for horse transportation by air and over 3,000 horses passed through the airport in 2014.
Liege Airport thus remains committed to its ambition and role as a major economic player at the service of the entire region.