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Liège Airport

Liege Airport (IATA: LGG, ICAO: EBLG), previously called Liege-Bierset, is an international airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of Liege in Wallonia (southern Belgium), mainly focusing on air freight. At the end of 2018, it was the 7th biggest cargo airport in Europe and the 22nd biggest in the world.

Liege Airport
Liege airport logo
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Airport type Public
Owner Walloon government & private investors
Operator Liege Airport s.a.
Serves Liege, Belgium
Location Grâce-Hollogne, Wallonia
Hub for
  • ASL Airlines Belgium
  • CAL Cargo Air Lines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • AirBridge Cargo
  • Fedex
Elevation AMSL 659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates 50°38′11″N
Website liegeairport.com
EBLG is located in Belgium

Location in Belgium
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,690 12,106 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,340 7,677 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Freight (tonnes) 871.000
Passengers 299.292


The airport is located in Grâce-Hollogne, Liege Province, north-west of the city of Liege, in the east of Belgium. The first terminal on the site opened in 1930.

It is mainly used for freight/cargo operations, but also serves a number of destinations for passengers (mainly charters). Liege is located in the centre of the golden triangle Paris — Amsterdam — Frankfurt that handles 66% of European freight, and 75% when taken together with London. In 2018 it was the seventh biggest cargo airport in Europe. Liege Airport is the biggest cargo airport in Belgium, and the third-biggest for passengers after Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport. It is the global hub of ASL Airlines Belgium (the former TNT Airways), the European hub of Allied Air, Astral Aviation, CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo, Icelandair Cargo and Qatar Airlines, and a key European cargo hub for ABX Air, Air China Cargo, AirBridge Cargo, Bluebird Cargo, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Unitop Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines.

Airlines and destinations


TUI fly Belgium is currently the only airline offering scheduled and seasonal service at Liege Airport:

Airlines Destinations
TUI fly Belgium Alicante, Gran Canaria, Kayseri, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Djerba, Enfidha, Heraklion, Izmir, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tangier, Tétouan


Airlines Destinations
ACE Belgium Freighters New York–JFK, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
AirBridgeCargo Airlines London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air China Cargo Shanghai–Pudong
ASL Airlines Belgium Athens, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin-Schonefeld, Billund, Bologna, Brno, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Delhi, Dubai–International, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Erfurt/Weimar, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Gothenburg, Greenville-Spartanburg International, Hanover, Hong Kong, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Katowice, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London–Stansted, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Malta, Marseille, Milan–Linate, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Munich, New York–JFK, Nuremberg, Örebro, Oslo–Gardermoen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Sevilla, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sofia, Tallinn, Tangier, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Timisoara, Toulouse, Turku, Stockholm–Arlanda, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Vitoria, Warsaw, Zaragoza
Astral Aviation Nairobi
CAL Cargo Air Lines Atlanta, Houston-Intercontinental, Larnaca, Mexico City, New York–JFK, Oslo, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum, New York–JFK
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Accra, Addis Ababa, Beirut, Cairo, Hong Kong Miami, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Khartoum, Lagos, Nanjing, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Pointe-Noire
FedEx Express Basel/Mulhouse, East Midlands, London-Stansted, Vienna, Memphis, Shanghai-Pudong
Icelandair Cargo Reykjavík–Keflavík
Qatar Airways Cargo Atlanta, Chicago–O’Hare, Doha, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Macau, Mexico City, Nairobi, Oslo–Gardermoen, Tokyo–Narita, Panama City
Western Global Airlines Abuja, Lagos, Niamey, Pointe Noire

Ground transportation

By car

The airport is located next to the E42 (exit 3), close to an important highway junction.

By bus

A special bus (number 57) links the airport to Liege main train station (Liege-Guillemins) where connections can be made with local, national and high speed international trains (Thalys, ICE). Bus number 53 goes to Liege city centre (Place Saint-Lambert) where connections are available with Liege public transport system.

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General Info
Country Belgium
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 50.637417
50° 38' 14.70" N
Longitude 5.443222
005° 26' 35.60" E
Elevation 659 feet
201 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 000° W (05/06)
Alternate Name BIERSET
Near City Bierset
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 129.25
GND 121.925
CLNC DEL 121.8
ATIS 126.25
APP 119.275

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05R/23L 10784 x 148 feet
3287 x 45 meters
05L/23R 7677 x 148 feet
2340 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LGE LIEGE 101Y 115.45 1.4 NM 227.2
NDB ONL LIEGE - 290 5.6 NM 227.2

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.
Oil O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-155, MIL L 6068C, Aircraft Medium Grade

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
JASU U-1000
DC 600 1200 amp 28v

CAUTION Rwy 05L/23R due to holes left side of rwy between Twy N1 and N2.
FUEL 100LL, A1+ (No reful on mil side exc for lgt aviation.)
JASU U-1000
NS ABTMT Must be certified according to ICAO Annex 16. Turbo powered acft- Fm Tkof to 2100' QNH: Tkof pwr, tkof flaps, climb to V2+10 to 20 kts or as ltd by body angle; At 2100' QNH to 3600' QNH: Reduce thrust to not less than climb thrust; At 3600'QNH: Accelerate smoothly to the enrt climb speed with flaps retracted.
OPR HOURS Civ-H24; Mil-Opr 0700-1600Z++ Mon-Thu; 0700-1400Z++ Fri; clsd Sat, Sun and hol.
RSTD No ldg for mil ftr acft due to FOD. 24 hr PPR for trng flt. Rwy 05L-23R secd rwyavbl for opr need in VMC and CAT1 but also usable as twy (twy B), all lgt 20 min PPR. Rwy 23R GP ops rstd to 5 left and rgt fr cntrline.

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