AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is to add Liege Airport to its network with flights starting in the winter schedule, increasing cargo capacity up to 12 flights a week.
It describes the Belgian airport as “an excellent example of a cargo-friendly airport in every aspect of its daily operations” and will gradually increase capacity up to 12 flights per week, creating more opportunities for customers in Asia, North America and Europe, using Boeing 747s with up to 130 tonnes of capacity.
ABC says the cargo-friendly operations give carriers speed, flexibility, ground and airport infrastructure on a price-wise basis – things of paramount importance for final decision-making and for customers.
Liege is situated at the heart of the Paris – Amsterdam – Frankfurt golden triangle, and the city attracts freight volumes ‘like a magnet’, gathering general cargo as well as special shipments.
ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev says the airline has a long history of cooperation with Liege Airport via Atran Airlines, saying: “With significant improvement of our inland options and building of mutually-beneficial collaboration with our trucking partners, we are optimistic about ABC’s future in Liege and the benefits it will bring to our customers.”
Liege Airport chief executive officer, Luc Partoune says it has an advantageous geographical location, technical equipment and motorway accessibility, making it an ideal cargo point.
He says: “Our Liege air cargo community embraces supply chain stakeholders – carriers, handling providers, trucking companies, etc – and offers a pool of experience for all the parties involved. We foresee ABC growth and are ready to contribute to its smooth operations.”