Liege Airport (IATA: LGG) has welcomed a new cargo airline. On Tuesday February 13, Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, launched once a week services between Istanbul and Liege.
This carrier will be principally transporting perishable goods for the European market (essentially France, Germany and Belgium). The freight handling is being provided by Aviapartner.
Steven Verhasselt, Commercial Vice-President of Liege Airport, commented: “Our strategy is very clear: priority is given to companies specialising in cargo. We transported 717,000 tonnes in 2017, which was a record for us, and we aim to exceed 800,000 tonnes in 2018. The Turkish market is very important and is ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa”.