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Luxair Commits to 737-7s, Becomes European Launch Customer

Luxembourg’s leading airline, Luxair, unveiled its single-aisle growth strategy at the Paris Air Show 2023. Luxair announced a deal with Boeing, committing to the 737-7 aircraft, making it the European launch customer for the jet, with an agreement to purchase four planes.

Growth and Sustainability

Since March 2023, Luxair has steadily expanded its single-aisle fleet by placing orders for four 737-8s. With today’s announcement, Luxair’s commitment to an additional four 737-7s will bring the airline’s total firm orders for the 737 to eight. This move includes an initial lease of two 737-8s, set for the summer of 2023, before taking direct delivery of its first 737-8.

Luxair’s CEO, Gilles Feith, spoke about the new agreement, “This commitment to four Boeing 737-7s is a significant step towards ensuring a long-term future for our national airline. These aircraft, seating 160 passengers, will provide us with flexibility across Luxair’s destination network while significantly reducing fuel consumption. This aligns perfectly with our pledge for sustainable flights, and our support for IATA’s ‘Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050’ initiative.”

Boeing’s Green Commitment

The advanced design of Boeing’s 737-7/8 series underscores the aerospace giant’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. On average, each new generation 737 will save up to eight million pounds of CO2 emissions annually compared to its predecessors. Moreover, the aircraft are quieter, resulting in a 50% smaller noise footprint.

Brad McMullen, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, shared his delight over the agreement. “By selecting the 737-7, Luxair will operate a common fleet, allowing it to adjust capacity based on seasonality and demand. This will ensure maximum profitability all year round.”

Currently, Luxair operates a fleet of 19 airplanes, including eight Next-Generation 737s.

About Luxair

Luxair, established in 1961, has been a significant contributor to the economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. It provides quick air service to major cities, business centers, and international hubs in Europe. Through its tourism division, Luxair offers a broad range of packages and themed holidays, and its air cargo division efficiently handles various goods at Luxembourg Airport.

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