Liège Airport, which specialises in the transport of cargo, has meanwhile made headway regarding its offer for passengers. Agreement has now been reached with BMI, an English company, to establish a regular connection with the airport in Munich.
Starting from 29 March, two weekly flights to and from Munich are planned. During weekends, there will be a single flight in each direction. The flight duration: between 1hr 15 mins and 1hr 30 mins, depending on the flight. The price: 57 euros one way and 140 euros for a return.
The Bavarian capital, with its traditions, its football club and its rich heritage, should attract many passengers. However, in all honesty, the interest in this destination for both BMI and Liège Airport is strictly speaking predominantly Munich Airport itself. Bierset expects to increase the number of passengers from 50 to 60,000 per year.
Munich is one of the European airports offering the most destinations. Also, above all, it’s a hub specialising in transfer flights. Thanks to a cooperation partnership with the German company Lufthansa, BMI will be able to offer its passengers connections to countless destinations worldwide.
In the future increasing numbers of passengers in the region will be able to get around the world departing from Liège. For online reservations, for example, Liège will, from now on, be proposed to clients as the airport for departure to destinations such as Chicago, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or even Moscow, not forgetting lots of European cities.
If these various parts of the world become accessible from Liège Airport, then the reverse also applies: Liège and its surrounding area (on a large scale) are potentially accessible from many parts of the world.L’Avenir.net – 15/01/2015