In 2018, Liège Airport plans investing €50 million for future cargo services. This is according to a communiqué issued on Wednesday. Four new large aircraft parking stands will be built for a total of €30 million, whilst 20,000 m2 of additional cargo halls will also be developed (the latter for a total of €20 million).
Luc Partoune, the CEO of Liège Airport, says in the communiqué, “The increase in cargo volumes, which we have seen in 2017, shows no sign of reducing in 2018. We must anticipate this growth and accelerate our development plan, which we had previously scheduled.”
The Walloon Airport Company (“Sowaer”) is responsible for prefinancing the investment for building the parking stands, for which completion is expected in 2019. This particular infrastructure falls within the Liège Airport “Flexpress” strategy, which gives priority to cargo.
In 2017, Liège Airport will have had a record year as regards cargo, with the handling of more than 700,000 tonnes.