Liege Airport handles 84k tonnes in October
Amidst challenging times with air cargo volumes being down all over the world, Liege Airport, the cargo airport in Belgium, is going against the trend.
November 8, 2019: Amidst challenging times with air cargo volumes being down all over the world, Liege Airport, the cargo airport in Belgium, is going against the trend.
Liege handled almost 84,000 tonnes in October 2019, bringing the volume up to 730,000 tonnes for the first 10 months of 2019 with two peak months to go. Besides being the highest monthly volume in October 2019 also showed the highest import volume ever, making up 51 percent of the volume.
On a European level, the freight market has been falling for 10 months in a row, however, Liege Airport posted a growth of 3 percent.
In 2018, Liege has made a record by transporting a total of 870,644 tonnes of goods, a 21.5 percent increase compared to 2017, i.e. 717,000 tonnes.
In January this year, Luc Partoune, Liege Airport CEO said, “In 2019 and 2020, more than 30,000 sq. m. of warehousing will be made available to air cargo handlers.”