Annual Report 2020

Message from the Chairman Tom Weisgerber

Prepared for a New Normal

2020 was an extraordinary and drastic year for the entire aviation industry: grounded fleets, a very dynamic situation with changing rules and uncertainty about the future all left their mark. Luxembourg Airport was no exception: passenger numbers fell to 2003 levels – a decline of 68 percent compared to the year 2019.

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"A motivated team and a solid infrastructure are the best foundations to navigate such a time of change."

Tom Weisgerber

"The extraordinary circumstances required adaptation, creativity and commitment by the whole team."

Message from the CEO René Steinhaus

Staying Strong
in a Challenging Year

It would seem that 2020 saw only one event: the Corona crisis and its radical impact on our industry. A closer look, however, reveals a much richer picture. The airport, for example, stayed open throughout the lockdown, keeping operations going for cargo traffic, the safeguarding of the medical supply chain and the organisation of medical and repatriation flights. A big thank you to everybody involved, not only at lux-Airport.

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Facts & Figures

Our Year 2020 in Numbers

Nonstop Flight Destinations*
Tonnes Cargo
Cargo Development
6.1 %
Scheduled Passenger Airlines
Decrease in Passenger numbers
-68 %
Total Movements
Cargo Movements

The airlines have adapted their portfolio regularly due to the pandemic and the changing travel restrictions.
In focus

LUX Stories

Rising to the Challenge
To say that the year 2020 brought unexpected challenges for the aviation industry would be a vast understatement. At lux-Airport, every department had to deal with the crisis in its own way as well as in cooperation with the others. We asked some of the people who made it possible for the airport to keep operating throughout the crisis about their impressions, how they solved the various challenges and how they dealt with the pressure of a novel and uncertain situation.
Ramp-up: An Adventure During Strange Times
When the pandemic struck the aviation industry, we had to deal with an unprecedented situation. Not only did the airport have to ensure safe and reliable operations for cargo, medical and repatriation flights — the team also had to prepare for "take-off" under an entirely new set of rules in record time.
A Massive Team Effort
The upgrade of the baggage handling system (BHS) at the airport was one of those projects that gave the involved departments the opportunity to rise to a big challenge — and learn a lot. It also has been a reminder of just how crucial baggage handling is for the entire airport and beyond.
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News from the Departments

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