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Luxair Places Order for Four Boeing 737-7 MAX Jets

Luxair has today placed an order for four Boeing 737-7 MAX airplanes, adding to orders for four 737-8s placed since March 2023. The carrier will initially lease two 737-8s for summer 2023, before taking direct delivery of their first 737-8.

Luxair Boeing 737-7 MAX Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Wednesday (June 21, 2023), from the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced that Luxair has placed an order for four 737-7 MAX jets. This is in addition to orders for four 737-8s placed since March 2023, expanding their 737 commitment to eight aircraft. For summer 2023, Luxair will initially lease two Boeing 737-8s, before taking delivery of their first 737-8. On Average, each MAX airplane will save up to eight million pounds of CO2 annually compared to the airplanes it replaces, while also delivering a 50 percent smaller noise footprint versus previous generation airplanes

In today’s announcement, Luxair’s CEO, Gilles Feith, said,

“We continue to invest in Luxair's growth and this agreement for four Boeing 737-7 is an extra step towards securing a long term future for our national airline. This type of aircraft is a perfect match for Luxair and will meet the requirements of the market. Seating 160 passengers, the 737-7 will offer flexibility across the Luxair destination network while significantly reducing fuel consumption. This will help us get even closer to our commitment to sustainable flights, while demonstrating once again our support to the promise of ‘Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050’ submitted by IATA.”

Also commenting on the 737-7 order, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Brad McMullen, said,

“We are delighted that Luxair has chosen to build upon its 737-8 order by selecting the 737-7 and in doing so becoming the launch customer in Europe for the airplane type. The 737-7 is perfectly suited across Luxair's network, seamlessly integrating in to its existing fleet and adding capacity on to regional routes. By selecting the 737-7 Luxair will operate a common fleet allowing it to move aircraft around the network based, increasing and dropping capacity based on seasonality and demand, ensuring maximum profitability flying all year round.”

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.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Source(s): Boeing/PRNewswire, Luxair


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