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2013 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by Acid-drop » 03 Jan 2013, 14:13

2008 & 2009 topic : viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40923
2010 news topic : viewtopic.php?f=7&t=41132
2011 news topic: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=43833
2012 news topic: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46436

Liège Airport is the world hub of TNT Airways, and the European hub of CAL Cargo Air Lines, El Al Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo and Avient Aviation.

Cargo 2012 : 576 664 tons
Pax 2012 : 303 495 passengers
(See wikipedia for history)

Wikipedia:
EN : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li%C3%A8ge_Airport
NL : http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li%C3%A8ge_Airport
FR : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9rop ... Li%C3%A8ge
DE : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flughafen_L%C3%BCttich

:!: Pictures of LGG on the forum of mst-aviation :
http://www.mst-aviation.nl/viewforum.php?f=73

:!: TNT webcam :
http://www.tntliege.com/104_Li%C3%A8ge+Live+Cam.html

:!: Future development of the airport 2010-2021 :
http://www.liegeairport.com/en/mass-plan-evolution

:!: Liege / Bierset Airport Spotting Guide [LGG/EBLG] (credit to mst-aviaton.nl) :
http://www.mst-aviation.nl/lggguide.php

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Post by Acid-drop » 03 Jan 2013, 14:14

The European Union will support with over €1 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies that will lead to the realisation of an intermodal platform at Liège’s airport in Belgium in order to seamlessly move freight between road, rail and air.

The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will be realised by Liège CAREX, a body part of a broad network (Euro CAREX) which includes Lyon, Paris, London and Amsterdam and aims to improve intermodal transport and, in particular, to shift freight from air and road to rail mode.

Within the coordinated scope of Euro CAREX, Liège CAREX aims to carry out the construction of a trimodal railport (air, rail, road). This will constitute a link in the future European express rail freight network: travelling on the high speed lines and offering a viable alternative to the short-distance intra-European flights and to express road freight.

The studies will cover all the technical and financial aspects, which will create the basis for the future construction works of the Liège Railport. With this project, Liège takes a lead role in the Euro CAREX Network, by being the first site to propose the finalisation of the studies and the concrete implementation of the intermodal terminal.

The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by November 2014.

http://tentea.ec.europa.eu/en/ten-t_pro ... 1083-s.htm
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Post by VEX802 » 05 Jan 2013, 12:58

Only in Dutch:
http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL/Ar ... n_te_halen

According to La Libre Belgique, the management of Liege Airport is trying to attract Fedex as a new customer in response to a possible relication of TNT express to Cologne Airport .

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Post by airazurxtror » 05 Jan 2013, 14:20

In French :
http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualit ... fedex.html

A good one from José Happart (président du Conseil d'Administration) :

I hope there will be many environmentalists in Germany to put pressure on (German) airport development, that would be good for Liège airport ! "
IF IT AIN'T BOEING, I'M NOT GOING.

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Post by liege-bierset » 05 Jan 2013, 18:35

airazurxtror wrote:In French :
http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualit ... fedex.html

A good one from José Happart (président du Conseil d'Administration) :

I hope there will be many environmentalists in Germany to put pressure on (German) airport development, that would be good for Liège airport ! "
That's what I call "creative marketing" :lol:

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Post by Acid-drop » 07 Jan 2013, 14:55

A nice video of the carex project : http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/428344.aspx
But it has to be considered as political wishful thinking of course.

They also show some interesting stats in the video : 580.000 tonnes for 2012 : meaning a decrease of 14%.
That's quite bad, but to be honest I expected even worse...
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Post by RoMax » 07 Jan 2013, 15:01

Acid-drop wrote: They also show some interesting stats in the video : 580.000 tonnes for 2012 : meaning a decrease of 14%.
That's quite bad, but to be honest I expected even worse...
BRU's latest YTD numbers (January-November) showed relative ok numbers with -1,9% (growth in the first half of the year, decline in the second half).

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Post by Acid-drop » 08 Jan 2013, 10:45

Belgian Cockpit Association, Beca, is again warning everyone about the big threat there is for Belgian/European pilots. They are afraid that American pilots find a way to fly within Europe and thus kill the European jobs in Liège and elsewhere.
This is old news from September, but it comes back in the press those days.
http://www.beca.be/index.php?option=com ... :beca-news
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Post by Acid-drop » 10 Jan 2013, 14:56

Final numbers for 2012 : 576 664 tonnes (-14,5%) & 303 495 passengers (-1,85%)
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Post by liege-bierset » 23 Jan 2013, 16:52

ATC costs sharing.
(In French only.)
Liege Airport ne payera pas les erreurs de gestion de Belgocontrol

"José Happart, président de Liege Airport, et Luc Partoune, directeur général de l'aéroport régional liégeois, vont envoyer un courrier au secrétaire d'Etat à la Mobilité, Melchior Wathelet (CDH) afin de dénoncer l'attitude du ministre des Pensions, Alexander De Croo (Open VLD), et de Belgocontrol qui tentent de rendre responsables les aéroports de Liège et Charleroi du déficit cumulé ces dernières années à Belgocontrol et de les faire participer à son remboursement. Du côté de Liege Airport, si on reconnaît qu'il est nécessaire de procéder à un réajustement du mode de fonctionner et de facturer à Belgocontrol, on ajoute que chaque année la Wallonie verse 6,6 millions d'euros à Belgocontrol alors qu'Ostende et Anvers ne versent rien. Les Liégeois accusent la gestion de Belgocontrol et la décision du fédéral de ne pas indexer les redevances à Zaventem et ce, pour venir en aide à Brussels Airlines."
(Source: 6COM.be 23/01/2013)

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Post by Acid-drop » 29 Jan 2013, 10:46

The walloon region will buy military land.
First 97 hectares for 9 millions euro, then 22 more hectares for 4,5 millions euro.

On the other hand, the mgmt of Liège airport clearly announced that they will NOT have anything positive this year. No new client, nothing new.
So even if they had all the nevada desert, without new clients, it is an expensive potatoe field.
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Post by liege-bierset » 29 Jan 2013, 22:02

Acid-drop wrote:The Walloon region will buy military land.
First 97 hectares for 9 millions euro, then 22 more hectares for 4,5 millions euro
So even if they had all the Nevada desert, without new clients, it is an expensive potatoe field.
This is not what I would call a "friendly" price ! But what else could we expect from Zarte Piet.
The field is not even good for growing potatoes. As you may know, large portion of the military compound is highly polluted by all sorts of aromatic :benzene, octane, butene, heavy metals: As, Cd, Mo, Pb and you name it.
Several hundreds of drilling have shows pollution at more than 10 Mt...not far from the water table.
More than 500.000 M3 are subject to removal and treatment this year.
As you see, steel industry is not the only environmental burden in the area.

As far as the near future is concerned, I very much prefer when Happart keeps a low profile rather than continuously telling bulls****. Better a good surprise than wishful thinking !

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Post by sn26567 » 24 Feb 2013, 13:53

Charlotte Gainsbourg will be filming in Liege Airport tomorrow with a TNT Airways Boeing 777 as backdrop.

http://www.charlottegainsbourg.com/#/biography_en
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Post by Acid-drop » 26 Feb 2013, 16:45

Very good summary about 2012:

Belgium’s Liege Airport saw its cargo volumes decrease by 14.5 percent to 576,664 tonnes in 2012. Blaming weak European markets, the airport said it had handled fewer charter flights during the year, with a significant reduction in activity by Southern Air.

This was partly offset by a number of new cargo operators calling at Liege. Turkey’s ACT My Cargo launched five flights per week to Istanbul in September. Niger Air Cargo is developing a scheduled service to Niamey, while Avient is flying direct to Brazzaville and has introduced a regular schedule to Yerevan in Armenia and the Caspian region.

Emirates Skycargo is now stopping in Liege three times a week en route from Dubai to New York JFK, while Israel’s CAL Cargo Airlines and TNT have both increased their frequencies to JFK.

Ethiopian Airlines, meanwhile, has upgraded its freighter fleet with two B777Fs which operate daily to Liege.
The airport continues to develop its infrastructure. “It is our firm intention to remain Belgium’s biggest airfreight hub, the eighth largest cargo airport in Europe, and the second in terms of a full 24/7 operation,” says cargo sales manager Eric Gysen.

“We believe that the economic climate for our partners and for Liege Airport itself will improve in 2013 thanks to our mutual focus on cost-cutting and time-savings, and investment in diversifying our activities and services,” he adds.

A new 6,500-square-meter business center opened on Liege Airport Business Park in October and all office space has been taken up, a year ahead of the initial schedule.

A further 2,000-square-meter office building, designed mainly for logistics businesses, will open in the north cargo zone in April as part of a €10 million ($13.52 million) investment which also includes a new freight handling area and border inspection post.

Some 100,000 square meters of space is available to build warehouses with airside access. Second-line development is also under way, and in the medium term, front-line and second-line space is set to triple to 600,000 square meters.

The ultimate development plan for Liege extends much wider, with around 350 ha (865 acres) of economic zones under consideration. The airport will offer a multimodal connection by linking direct to the planned high-speed Freight TGV rail line from Paris to Brussels and Cologne.
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Post by Acid-drop » 28 Feb 2013, 17:19

Due to the closing of Spa, Héli & Co will base its 7 choppers in LGG.
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Post by airtrainer » 01 Mar 2013, 13:13

Is there a way to find arrival / departure schedules for cargo aircraft ? If I'm not mistaken, this info was displayed here on this site in the past and http://www.liegeairport.com only show pax scheduled flights... Thanks !

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Post by andorra-airport » 01 Mar 2013, 13:39

airtrainer wrote:Is there a way to find arrival / departure schedules for cargo aircraft ? If I'm not mistaken, this info was displayed here on this site in the past and http://www.liegeairport.com only show pax scheduled flights... Thanks !
http://www.flightstats.com/go/Airport/a ... rtCode=LGG
http://www.europe-airports.com/belgium/ ... p?code=LGG

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Post by Acid-drop » 01 Mar 2013, 14:34

airtrainer wrote:Is there a way to find arrival / departure schedules for cargo aircraft ? If I'm not mistaken, this info was displayed here on this site in the past and http://www.liegeairport.com only show pax scheduled flights... Thanks !
sadly there is nothing reliable.
Use flightradar24 to predict 30min before ...
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Post by Nevihta » 01 Mar 2013, 14:49

Acid-drop wrote:Due to the closing of Spa, Héli & Co will base its 7 choppers in LGG.
not related to the closure of Spa I think, this move was already planned couple of months ago.

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