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Liege: airport of the year


This Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Singapore, Liege Airport has received the Airport of the Year Award 2013. This international award shows the successful strategy of Liege Airport and confirms its leading position in Europe.


The world's leading companies in the air cargo, forwarding and logistics industry gather in Singapore for the 2013 FIATA World Congress and for the Air Cargo Logistics Conference this week. At the same time Payload Asia and Logistics Insight Asia, the renowned trade magazines, are organising their 2nd 'Payload Asia Awards'.


In the category “Airport of the Year” nominees were Singapore's Changi Airport in Asia, Atlanta's International Airport in the USA and Liege Airport in Belgium, Europe.

The winner of the award is Liege Airport. The deciding criteria include full commitment to cargo, operational cargo performance, customer service and a competitive costs and services model.


« Liege Airport is proud and honoured to receive this international award and we thank all our partners who voted for us », said Steven Verhasselt, Business Development Manager at Liege Airport. « After being awarded the 2013 Air Cargo Award of Excellence from the readers of the Air Cargo World Magazine, this "Airport of the year Award » by Payload Asia reconfirms Liege Airport's unique business model and strategy as the cargo airport in the heart of Europe ».


The implementation of this strategy has led to a remarkable growth in the last 10 years becoming Europe's biggest full cargo airport. Liege Airport, open 24/7, serves both as an intercontinental connection point linking Europe with Africa, the USA, The Middle East and the Asia Pacific region and as a regional logistics cluster based in the heart of Europe.

Liege Airport’s development strategy has taken a more diversified approach, connecting more and more to the forwarding and shipping industries as part of it's Integrated Logistics.


Besides a thriving local forwarding community also companies like Panalpina and Kuehne Nagel set up operations at Liege Airport in the last months, adding volumes to major trade lanes to Africa, Israel, USA and Middle East. By opening up a 100-hectare logistics area (Cargo City Nord) and the ongoing commitment to air cargo and logistics also the long-term development of the airport that call themselves The Flexport seems to be guaranteed. Find more info and contact details at

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