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Luxair to Acquire Four Boeing 737-8 MAX Airplanes

Luxair will acquire two Boeing 737-8 MAX jets, with two on lease for delivery in summer 2023, and two more on direct order with Boeing. Luxair currently operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, including eight Next-Generation Boeing 737s.

Luxair Boeing 737-8 MAX Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Friday (March 3, 2023), Boeing announced that Luxair will acquire four Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes, with two to be delivered on lease for summer 2023, and two more on direct order. The 737-8 will provide flexibility across Luxair’s network, while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 20 percent compared to the aircraft it replaces. The airplane seats 162 to 210 passengers, depending on configuration, and offers a range of 3,500 nautical miles, which allows operators to profitably operate the aircraft on short, medium and long-haul routes.

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

“Today is a good day for Luxair, our staff and our esteemed clients. Luxair took a large step into the direction of securing its role as the quality airline of Luxembourg and the Greater Region. I want to thank our Board of Directors for this act of trust, our staff members who helped us in the last years, all our valued customers and Cargolux. Today marks just the beginning of the journey of securing the long-term future of Luxair. Much more is yet to come.”

Also commenting on the 737-8 order, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Vice President – Europe & Israel Sales and Marketing, Ricardo Cavero, said,

“With the selection of the 737-8, Luxair is building a more sustainable operation, significantly lowering CO2 emissions while offering the latest airplane technology to its passengers. Reducing noise from takeoffs and landings is a key aspect of environmental performance, especially for communities near airports. The 737-8 is a quieter airplane that helps create a 50% smaller noise footprint than the airplanes it replaces.”

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 Operates a fleet of 19 airplanes, including eight Boeing 737NGs.

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: Boeing/PRNewswire, Luxair


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