MSC to use Liege Airport as European hub for new air cargo airline
Following the arrival of the first of four MAC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft for Atlas Air. MSC Air Cargo's first Boeing 777-200F will begin with four weekly rotations via Liege Airport.
MSC, one of the world's largest transportation and logistics businesses, has launched an air cargo aircraft as a supplement to its ocean container shipping offerings. MSC Air Cargo (MAC) will use Liege Airport (LGG) as its European hub and has started its operations at Liège with a first landing on December 3rd, 2022.
Following the arrival of the first of four MAC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft for Atlas Air. MSC Air Cargo's first Boeing 777-200F will begin with four weekly rotations via Liege Airport. MAC launched its first transatlantic route. It will run frequent flights between Mexico City and the Indianapolis International Airport in the United States. In addition, LGG will provide round-the-world services. These routes will only carry pharmaceuticals, perishable items, and high-value cargo. Challenge Handling will provide handling services at LGG.
Liege Airport is the center of a high-density European and worldwide aviation network, thanks to its distinctive cargo-only policy, strategic position in the midst of a densely populated area, and several multimodal freight alternatives (air, sea, road, and train).
The next three aircraft will be delivered in 2023, with a further rise in weekly MAC cargo calls at LGG expected. It's also excellent for the environment because modern planes use less fuel and emit less noise.
Laurent Jossart, CEO of Liege Airport, is pleased with the decision of MSC Air Cargo: "We are really proud to be hosting a world-renowned group such as MSC. We look forward to supporting MSC as it develops its airfreight business and further enhances its position as a global leader in transportation and logistics. The selection of Liege Airport shows once again not only that it has a prominent place in the world of cargo but also and above all that it is playing an important role in a multimodal vision of logistics. We are delighted to welcome MSC Air Cargo to Liège and to be vital partners in their projects".