Luxair, the national airline of Luxembourg, has chosen to enhance its existing single-aisle fleet by selecting the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-8, as per the announcement made by the airline. Under an agreement with Boeing, Luxair is set to receive four of these aircraft.
To begin with, Luxair will lease two 737-8s, which are expected to be delivered during the summer season. This move will enable the airline to increase its capacity and offer greater connectivity to more destinations during the peak travel period. The airline intends to acquire the remaining two 737-8s through a purchase arrangement.
Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO 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.”
By replacing its existing airplanes, the 737-8 will enable Luxair to enhance flexibility throughout its network while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20%. On average, each airplane is expected to save up to eight million pounds of CO2 emissions per year compared to the airplanes it is replacing.
“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.” said Ricardo Cavero, vice president, Europe & Israel Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The 737-8, which can accommodate 162 to 210 passengers depending on its configuration and has a range of 3,500 nautical miles, is regarded as the most adaptable single-aisle airplane in the market. It is capable of profitable operation on both short- and medium-haul routes.
Luxair provides a variety of services to its passengers, including both scheduled and charter flights, as well as the option of business or economy class seating, in-flight entertainment, and a loyalty program named Miles & More. Furthermore, the airline is recognized for its strong commitment towards safety and sustainability.
In addition, Luxair is affiliated with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Association of European Airlines (AEA). The airline has been presented with several awards for its exceptional services, including the prestigious “Best Regional Airline in Europe” award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.