Luxair Orders Four Embraer E195-E2s, Secures Options and Purchase Rights for Five More
Luxair has signed a firm order for four Embraer E195-E2s, secured options for two more, as well as purchase rights for three additional aircraft.
On Wednesday (October 11, 2023), Embraer announced that Luxair, the national flag carrier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has placed a firm order for four Embraer E195-E2 jets. The carrier also secured two purchase options and three purchase rights for up to five more of the type. The new Embraer E195-E2s will complement the larger widebody Boeing 737 MAX Family airplanes recently ordered by Luxair.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Luxair’s CEO, Gilles Feith, said,
“We continue to develop our airline and secure its long term future. These cutting edge aircraft are additional proof of our commitment to sustainability and passenger comfort. The E195-E2 has both the lowest noise and fuel burn in the regional aircraft market and will provide needed flexibility in our network. Our passengers will benefit from the spacious and quiet cabin and big overhead hand-luggage bins. The E195-E2 is a great fit for Luxair and our passengers.”
Also commenting on the E195-E2 order, Embraer Commercial Aviation’s CCO, Martyn Holmes, said,
“It’s great to welcome Luxair back to the Embraer Family; in the past Luxair has operated ERJ-145 and Emb-120. The E2 is perfectly suited to Luxair’s operations and ambitions, closely complementing Luxair’s existing and on-order fleet, ensuring the maximum level of fleet and network optimization to the airline for the long-term. The E2’s special power is that its new technology, low noise and environmental footprint, make it possible for airlines to manage both their growth and sustainability goals.”
Founded in 1961, Luxair is a key player and major employer in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Greater Region. The carrier serves most of Europe’s largest cities, business centers and international hubs. Through their tour operating division, Luxair offers a wide range of package deals and thematic holidays. Luxair is the sole airport service provider at Luxembourg Airport, handling passenger assistance and all tasks related to the efficient servicing of landed aircraft. Luxair’s catering division prepares appetizing inflight meals and loading them on-time and in the freshest condition. The airline’s freight division operates one of the largest freight distribution centers in Europe. Luxair currently operates a fleet of 19 airplanes, including eight Boeing 737NGs, and has recently ordered four Boeing 737-8 and four 737-7 MAX jets. The carrier has also ordered up to nine Embraer E195-E2s.
Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer also has businesses in Executive Aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural Aviation. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.