Liege Airport successfully continues its cargo development. ANA Airline Management has decided to base its cargo fleet at Liege Airport as from 29 May 2014. There will be 5 flights a week on a regular basis. In addition, there will be charter flights and humanitarian flights. For Liege Airport, these operations represent an increase in the volumes transported of at least 30,000 tonnes per year, or a growth of over 5%. Imports will be essentially perishable products (flowers, fruit and
The arrival of ANA Aviation will lead to the creation of 80 direct jobs and at least 200 indirect jobs. Handling of ANA Aviation operations will be provided by the LACHS company which, in addition to the new jobs, will invest in additional equipment. Most of the flights will be operated towards Central and Western Africa. This will strengthen the position of Liege Airport on this continent. Luc Partoune, General Director of Liege Airport explains: “For many years, we have been prospecting the African market because it represents a major import-export potential. After Ethiopian Airlines, AV Cargo and Qatar Airways, the arrival of a major operator such as ANA Aviation confirms our leadership in Africa for cargo. The quality of the services we can offer to the cargo community and the complementary links between airline networks are increasingly attracting players in this sector to us.” One of the strong points which appealed to ANA Aviation is the attractive fuel cost. Liege Airport – the Flexport – is connected to the NATO pipeline and can thus offer companies the possibility of choosing suppliers (open supply market) together with the capacity for major stocking and fuelling facilities available 24 hours a day thanks to an airport fuelling team.
Source / Author: Liege Airport