Our Story

Welcome to the airport. Here you can discover more about Luxembourg Airport. Learn our story, find out about our current performance as well as our vision for the future.  We are the Société de l’Aéroport de Luxembourg SA, better known by our commercial name, lux-Airport.

lux-Airport is a boutique airport which strives to offer you the quality and standards of a large hub airport with the shortcuts, comfort and efficiency of a regional one. Although small, the airport prides itself on having almost 3 million passengers a year, 821,000 tonnes of cargo, 7,400 parking spaces, 75 direct flight destinations and 16 different airlines. Located in the heart of Europe, the airport strives to provide convenience and comfort to all its travellers at all stages of their journey.

Our story about Luxembourg Airport starts here..

1930

1930

Aviation pioneers chose the site at Findel, to pursue their passion for flying

1940

1940

German Forces occupied the field to use it as an airbase

1944

1944

The United States Army used the airport to transport supplies to the war zone

1945

1945

The airfield was returned to Luxembourgish control and operations began

1946

1946

Luxembourg Airport opened for business, hosting over a thousand flights.  Wooden barracks served as the first terminal and tower

1948

1948

The first solid terminal opened and the home flag carrier “Luxembourg Airlines” was launched

1950

1950

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.

1952

1952

The first aircraft hangar was set up. This hangar still exists today.

1954

1954

The main runway was extended to 2830 m and equipped with a lighting system, allowing flights to operate during the night

1962

1962

The home flag carrier “Luxembourg Airlines” was renamed to ‘Luxair’

1963

1963

The first jet aircraft landed at Luxembourg Airport

1970

1970

The cargo company Cargolux started operations on the grounds of Luxembourg Airport

1975

1975

A new and larger terminal was developed, giving the airport a fresh modern look

1984

1984

The main runway was extended again to reach a total of 4000 m

1996

1996

The Cargocenter opened

2003

2003

A massive reconstruction project began. Terminal A was built, bringing the airport into the 21st century

2004

2004

Terminal B, built to facilitate smaller planes, opened its doors to the public

2008

2008

The new contemporary Terminal A was inaugurated

2009

2009

The new Cargolux maintenance hangar suitable for Boeing 747 aircraft, opened

2015

2015

Luxembourg airport’s free trade zone, the “Freeport”, opened

2016

2016

Luxembourg Airport reached a record of 3 million passengers in one year