Chongqing Airport and Liege Airport sign collaboration agreement

Posted: 25 October 2011 | Liege Airport | No comments yet

MOU will encourage cooperation and strengthen exchanges between the two airports…


Liege Airport, Belgium and Chongqing Airport Group, China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in order to encourage cooperation and strengthen the exchanges between the two airports.

The common goal is to engage in collaborative research into developing airport business, to secure ongoing synergies that are beneficial to the cooperation, and to improve the performance of each of the airports.

Liege Airport, the Flexport, is an international airport, with a full focus on cargo operations. In recent years, Liege Airport has had a continuous increase in the volume of traffic, and cargo handled. In a list of the most air cargo handled at European airports, Liege Airport is currently ranked number 1 in Belgium and number 7 in Europe. It boasts a large apron and cargo terminal and is the European hub for TNT Express Worldwide. TNT already connects the airports of Liege and Chongqing with scheduled direct flights of B747-400 Freighters.

CQA is the operator of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (“Chongqing Airport”) which is a major air hub in China situated in an important geographical location. In recent years, the traffic in Chongqing Airport has been growing rapidly in line with the economic growth of the region. Taking advantage of its unique location, Chongqing Airport is developing its route network to strengthen its position as an air hub.

“The partnership between Liege Airport and Chongqing Airport Group can offer much more than just another link between Europe and China. Via the existing customers in Liege, every remote corner of Europe can be reached. Daily cargo flights into Africa, as well as scheduled connections with the Americas, link all Liege Airport operators to the rest of the world,” said Mr. Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport.

“We are pleased with this opportunity to work with Liege Airport,” said Ms. Cao Qianli, Deputy General Manager of Chongqing Airport Group.

“We believe that by cooperating and collaborating more together and by building joint connections, synergies will certainly develop, resulting in positive outcomes for both parties. Furthermore, I would like to thank Mr. Paul Woolley of TNT Airways for bringing together two international airports with great potential and establishing direct links,” she said.

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