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, 800,000 tonnes of cargo, 7,400 parking spaces, 72 direct flight destinations and 15 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..
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