Network Airline Management and Liege Airport Extend Their Long Standing Relationship


Network Airline Management and Liege Airport Extend Their Long Standing Relationship

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Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liege Airport are pleased to extend…


Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liege Airport are pleased to extend their already long standing working relationship for a further 3 years, cementing the cargo operation in Liege for the foreseeable future. Since Network moved their freighter operation to Liege in 2014, cargo levels have strongly increased with unprecedented growth across all sectors. This is mainly down to the introduction of various new freighter routes and destinations served from Liege. Liege Airport is one of the most cargo friendly airports in Europe, with global connectivity by air and European connectivity by road, making it the perfect gateway for cargo operations.

NAM continues to expand its business and network out of the Liege hub, with its widebody freighters operating a minimum of 12 weekly flights into leading African destinations as well as operating charter flights globally. Liege welcomes this new extension as it confirms its leading position as the front running airfreight hub for the African market, committing to continuous support of this core market.

Liege airport offers 24/7 slots for widebody freighters and has dedicated infrastructure as well as processes for freighter operators, with airfreight, requiring more than just belly hold capacity. The airport workforce, local cargo community and service suppliers, gives the operators the required combination of flexibility, speed and cost efficiency.

“We have been able to grow our business over the last 5 years with the support of Liege Airport with their dedicated cargo infrastructure, we fully expect to continue developing and growing the business even further. Liege is ideally located as NAM’s European hub and offers the advantage of ease of access with a large road feeder service, as well as good widebody freighter connectivity into Asia and North America. This allows NAM to focus on the African continent utilising more than 30 years expertise, and still being able to cater for the ever increasing global opportunities”, says Malcolm Higginson – Operations Director of Network Airline Management.

“It is our pleasure to continue and expand our contract with Network Airline Management and all their partners and customers”, says Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial Liege Airport. “NAM brings very specific expertise that fits perfectly with the #FreightersFirst strategy of Liege Airport. Africa is very important for Liege and the local cargo community. We see a lot of opportunities to continue growing the business with perishables inbound, as well as oil and mining equipment and general cargo outbound. We believe that Liege will grow into the eCommerce hub linking the Global Market to Africa, and Network Airline Management will be a crucial part of that fast developing, exciting, prospect for the Airfreight industry not only in Liege but worldwide.”


About Liege Airport


Liege Airport is Belgium’s biggest cargo airport and the most specialised platform in the heart of the Amsterdam-Paris-Frankfurt Golden Triangle for air cargo. Having a product driven development strategy, it positions itself as an easy in & out cargo hub for Central Europe. Liege specialises in express freight, eCommerce items, pharmaceutical and perishables products, as well as livestock cargo. Each specific procedure guarantees the fastest throughput time on the market. Liege Airport’s Flexport® service takes less than one day by truck from large European cities, thus reaching around 400 million consumers. Besides offering an uncongested 24/7 operational airport it also offers the advantage of an excellent, uncongested motorway network for swift transit.


About Network Airline Management


Network Airline Management manages a fleet of freighter aircraft offering both scheduled and charter services on a worldwide basis.

NAM have a comprehensive network of scheduled and charter flights plus with the benefit of three decades of cargo expertise can deliver cost saving efficiencies to its customers. With the wealth of specialist knowledge and equipment Network possesses, virtually any commodity can be carried by air.

NAM’s scheduled network is concentrated in Africa and is complemented by freighter aircraft that can offer ad hoc or regular long term capacity, globally.

Network’s current freighter fleet consists of B747F and MD11F aircraft. No matter the size, shape or weight of the cargo, a tailored solution will be built for you.

Network Airline Management offer a range of specialist air cargo services including oversized and hazardous cargo, urgent oil industry equipment as well as livestock. Most small and large shipments can be accommodated – the nose loading capability of the B747F allows items of cargo that are in excess of twenty metres in length to be carried.

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