LUXEMBOURG/PARIS- In a significant announcement at the Paris Air Show, Luxair (LG), the Luxembourgish airline, has partnered with Boeing (NYSE: BA) to select the 737-7 as part of its continued expansion plans in the single-aisle market.
Luxair’s commitment to purchase four of these aircraft makes it the European launch customer for the 737-7.
Luxair Selects Boeing 737-7
Luxair’s recent growth trajectory has seen the airline order four 737-8 aircraft since March 2023. Building on this momentum, Luxair’s decision to choose the 737-7 will increase their firm orders for the 737 series to a total of eight aircraft.
As part of the initial phase, Luxair will also lease two 737-8 planes, scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2023, before directly receiving their first 737-8.
Boeing’s dedication to sustainability aligns with Luxair’s goals. The advanced design of the 737-7/8 series reflects Boeing’s ongoing commitment to reducing environmental impact.
Each new generation 737 is estimated to save up to eight million pounds of CO2 emissions annually compared to older aircraft models. The 737-7/8 planes are quieter, producing a 50 percent smaller noise footprint than their predecessors.
Gilles Feith, CEO of Luxair, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership and the airline’s growth plans.
He stated, “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 aircraft perfectly matches Luxair, meeting market requirements while providing flexibility across our destination network. With its seating capacity of 160 passengers, the 737-7 will significantly reduce fuel consumption, bringing us closer to our commitment to sustainable flights,” added Feith.
Brad McMullen, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commended Luxair’s decision.
He stated, “We are delighted that Luxair has chosen to build upon its 737-8 order by selecting the 737-7 and becoming the launch customer in Europe for this aircraft type. The 737-7 is perfectly suited for Luxair’s network, seamlessly integrating into its existing fleet and adding capacity to regional routes.”
By opting for the 737-7, Luxair ensures a common fleet, enabling efficient aircraft distribution throughout its network. This approach allows Luxair to adjust capacity based on seasonality and demand, maximizing profitability throughout the year. Luxair currently operates a fleet of 19 airplanes, including eight Next-Generation 737s.
About Boeing and Luxair
Founded in 1961, Luxair plays a vital role in the economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. Further, offering fast air service to major cities, business centers, and international hubs in Europe, Luxair caters to both business and leisure travelers.
The airline’s tour operator provides a wide range of packages and themed holidays through its tourism division. Furthermore, Luxair is the provider of airport services at Luxembourg Airport. Subsequently, its air cargo division ensures the efficient handling of various goods.
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