Luxembourg airport is a boutique airport that strives to offer you the quality and standards of a large hub airport with the shortcuts, comfort, and efficiency of a regional one. Luxembourg airport is the only international airport in Luxembourg and the Greater Regions gateway with more than 100 non-stop flight destinations and currently 14 different airlines. Before the pandemic in 2019, passenger numbers were at 4.4 Million. Figures are not 100 percent back, but the traffic is recovering. Regarding Cargo, Luxembourg airport is one of the major players in Europe, always in the top ten list of Europeans Cargo Airports. The full freighter airline Cargolux and the national airline Luxair Luxembourg Airlines have their home base at Luxembourg airport.
Luxembourg airport or lux-Airport? Who is who?
The lux-Airport team manages the infrastructure of Luxembourg airport (LUX) and strives to provide convenience and comfort to all its travelers at all stages of their journey. Together with our partners, the airlines, groundhandlers, service providers, shops, and restaurants, lux-Airport aims to provide a good travel experience and to have your journey started here at LUX.
Watch our timeline to see how it all started.
Aviation pioneers chose the site at Findel, to pursue their passion for flying
German Forces occupied the field to use it as an airbase
The United States Army used the airport to transport supplies to the war zone
The airfield was returned to Luxembourgish control and operations began
Luxembourg Airport opened for business, hosting over a thousand flights. Wooden barracks served as the first terminal and tower
The first solid terminal opened and the home flag carrier “Luxembourg Airlines” was launched
Rapid expansion occurred thanks to Luxembourg’s flag carrier. A significant increase in traffic, saw the construction of two new runways measuring 2000 m by 60 m and 1600 m by 50 m.
The first aircraft hangar was set up. This hangar still exists today.
The main runway was extended to 2830 m and equipped with a lighting system, allowing flights to operate during the night
The home flag carrier “Luxembourg Airlines” was renamed to ‘Luxair’
The first jet aircraft landed at Luxembourg Airport
The cargo company Cargolux started operations on the grounds of Luxembourg Airport
A new and larger terminal was developed, giving the airport a fresh modern look
The main runway was extended again to reach a total of 4000 m
The Cargocenter opened
A massive reconstruction project began. Terminal A was built, bringing the airport into the 21st century
Terminal B, built to facilitate smaller planes, opened its doors to the public
The new contemporary Terminal A was inaugurated
The new Cargolux maintenance hangar suitable for Boeing 747 aircraft, opened
Luxembourg airport’s free trade zone, the “Freeport”, opened
Luxembourg Airport reached a record of 3 million passengers in one year
Opening of the new Terminal B
More than 4 million passengers fly through LUX and more than 950.000 tonnes of Cargo.
More than 4,4 million passengers fly through LUX to more than 86 direct destinations.