Volga-Dnepr Group (VDG) and its strategic partner CargoLogicAir (CLA), the British all-cargo carrier, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation with Liege Airport with the aim to strengthen their positions in the European market through development of a regional hub and enhancement of freighter capacity.
The three parties say that within the next three to five years they will join their efforts in establishing a regional hub for VDG and CLA freighter operations with the provision of cargo handling for up to 30 flights per week. All the flights will be supported by maintenance facilities to be organised on the airport’s premises.
Liege airport said it will support both companies in opening up new routes and establishing the communication channel with government authorities for future services. The airport will also provide the two carriers with ground handling, warehousing and office areas.
Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport said: “Liege Airport is looking forward to growing the cooperation with all members of the Volga-Dnepr Group and its strategic partner. We believe that, each on our level, both Liege Airport and VD Group are investing in cargo, and are focused on cargo and logistics 100%.
“From LGG’s point of view, the AirBridgeCargo hub adds 23,000 m² first line warehouse, 4,000 m² offices, and an additional capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes. The development of the airport outpaces the actual investments plan. Being the Flexport, and with investments fully focused on addition cargo capacity, we are happy to adapt to the demands”.