Showing posts with label Luxair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Luxair. Show all posts

22 June, 2023

European launch customer Boeing's 737 MAX 7 is Luxair with deal for 4 aircraft.

Luxair has chosen to be the European launch customer for Boeing's 737 MAX 7 jet as the small carrier places an order for four of the jets.  

Since March 2023, Luxair has placed orders for four 737 MAX 8 aircraft so with this new order the carrier has commitments for 8 aircraft.  Luxair will also initially lease two used 737- MAX 8s, due this summer, before taking direct delivery of its first 737 MAX 8.                                                                  
Gilles Feith, Luxair's CEO 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," 

Brad McMullen, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, stated "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 aeroplane 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."

Since its founding in 1961, Luxair has always aimed to be a key player in the economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as well as the surrounding area. The firm has grown to offer fast air service to most of Europe’s largest cities, business centres and international hubs. The airline strives for Safe and Clean travelling and prides itself upon providing maximum flexibility to its business clients and quality travel to its leisure customers.

Luxair offers a wide range of package deals and thematic holidays through its tour operating division. Products are tailored to suit a great variety of vacation desires and all budgets, always in line with the highest quality and safety standards.

As the unique airport service provider at Luxembourg Airport, Luxair takes care of passenger assistance and all the tasks and duties relating to fast and efficient servicing of arriving and departing. Luxair’s Catering division is responsible for preparing inflight meals and loading them in the best fresh conditions.

The airline also has an air freight division which handles every kind of merchandise with ease and efficiency and is considered one of the largest freight distribution centres in Europe.

31 May, 2023

New food items on Luxair flights.....

Luxair has introduced new food items on its flights departing from Luxembourg, including delicious sandwiches and snacks carefully crafted in collaboration with École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg. These 8 tasty creations are designed to awaken your taste buds with unique flavours that will enhance the flight experience.

Here is just a little taste of what you can get on a Luxair flight, or visit the airline's site. 

London Town
Eggs – Cream cheese with fresh herbs – Radishes

Imagine a delicious bagel, topped with soft eggs, creamy cream cheese and crunchy radishes. A bold combination that will transport you into a whirlwind of irresistible textures and tastes.

Nice Cote d'Azur
Club Sandwich 
Turkey - Smoked bacon – Creamed avocado – Tomato and parmesan tapenade

This iconic sandwich is designed for the most discerning gourmet. Imagine tender, juicy slices of turkey paired with crispy slices of smoked bacon, all wrapped up in a symphony of flavours: velvety creamed avocado and an irresistible tomato Parmesan tapenade.


Chicken – BBQ sauce – Red cabbage

Prepare to be delighted from the very first bite, and be swept away by the delicious harmony of flavours. Imagine a delicious moricette, filled with tender pieces of grilled chicken, topped with a smoky barbecue sauce and accompanied by a crunchy red cabbage topping.


Lyoner – Potato salad

An explosion of comforting flavours in every bite! Immerse yourself in the perfect harmony between the tenderness of a soft brioche bun, the combination of savoury lyoner and a generous filling of melting potatoes.

Read more about the new food on offer Economy class meals | Luxair

Eggs – Cream cheese with fresh herbs – Radishes

Imagine a delicious bagel, topped with soft eggs, creamy cream cheese and crunchy radishes. A bold combination that will transport you into a whirlwind of irresistible textures and tastes.

03 March, 2023

Luxair to grow single-aisle fleet with Boeing 737 MAX planes

Luxair has decided to use Boeing 737- MAX jets to expand its single-aisle fleet, the company is to acquire four of the jets, identical to the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air planes that crashed killing all onboard in 2019 and 2018.

Luxair will initially lease two 737- MAX 8s that are due for delivery for the summer, ensuring the airline provides its customers with increased capacity and connectivity to more destinations for the busy summer travel season. It has additionally placed a direct order for two 737- MAX 8s.

"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," said Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO. "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."

16 January, 2023

Luxair launches only direct London to Antwerp service

Luxair launches only direct London to Antwerp service

Four times a week service commenced at 6.40am on Monday
Luxair using a 78-seat De Havilland Dash DHC-8-Q400 on the route
The service will increase to five weekly from April
Connecting London to more underserved European cities, a key plank of the airport’s 2023 aviation strategy

Antwerp, the jewel in the crown of the Flanders region, has once again returned to the LCY departures board with Luxair offering four times a week services direct from the heart of London.

The one hour flight, with prices starting at £45 for a one-way ticket, will mean passengers will be able to enjoy more time in the city, being wowed by the Grand Markt or sampling the local delicacies, including the Antwerpse Handjes biscuit, the Elixer D’Anvers liqueur, and of course, lashings of fries!

With a departure time of 6.40am, if you are planning to do business in Antwerp, you will be at your meeting by 10am.

The route restarts as London City is preparing further investments into its award winning passenger proposition, including the installation of the latest, state of the art security scanners on all lanes by April and investing £12 million in upgrading the departures area, offering more restaurants, an expanded Duty-Free, and more seats.

Speaking about the route, and also looking to the future, the airports Director of Aviation, Anne Doyere said:“We have long coveted restarting the Antwerp route and I am delighted that Luxair sees its potential, not least because it will be the only direct connection between these two dynamic, culturally rich, European cities.

The pandemic eroded some of London’s direct connections to European cities and we believe restarting them will not only be good for passengers, but for business and the economy too.

We are looking forward to working with airlines like Luxair, chambers of commerce and businesses of all sizes to help build the case for more routes to and from London’s fastest, most convenient and reliable airport.”

19 March, 2022

German Airways to lease an Embraer E190 to Luxair

Photo German Airways

Luxair, Luxembourg's national airline, and German Airways, the second oldest German airline, will work together in the near future the two recently confirmed.  The deal will see Luxair use a German Airways Embraer E190 on its European route network. As travel restrictions due to covid being lifted Luxair believes it will need extra capacity to cope with the vastly increased passenger demand. 

From mid-May, the Embraer E190 will join Luxair's current fleet, consisting of eight Boeing 737s and eleven De Havilland DHC-8-400s. With a capacity of 100 seats, the Aircraft allows German Airways greater flexibility and better meets the strong travel desire of Luxair passengers.

Bookings for the summer are increasing which is why Luxair is increasing its capacities and the airline says the Embraer will allow it to free up capacity on the Boeing 737 and increase its flight schedules to high-demand holiday destinations.

German Airways operates a fleet of five modern and economical Embraer E190s, which the company leases to other airlines, including crews, under wet-lease agreements. The airline has announced that it will add four more Embraer E190s to its fleet in the coming months.

Gilles Feith, CEO of Luxair: "We urgently need to expand our capacity on longer distances to support the revival of leisure travel. The Embraer 190 from German Airways will relieve our Boeing 737 fleet in the summer to create capacity for the most popular holiday destinations, all while maintaining our quality at the highest level. The E190 will increasingly take over flights on business travel routes. The signs are pointing to growth, and this partnership will help us bridge the wait until Luxair can increase its own capacity. Luxair has already used various wet-lease capacities in the past to be able to react more quickly to market changes."

Maren Wolters, Managing Director of German Airways: "We are delighted that Luxair is working with us. In this way, we benefit from our good reputation, which we have worked hard to earn: We are known as a very reliable service provider with great know-how in the industry. With Luxair, we are expanding our customer base, which already includes renowned European airlines, to include another major European airline."

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15 June, 2021

Luxair “Be pride. Be Luxembourg” aircraft lands at London City Airport

Photo London City Airport / Luxair

On June 11th a Luxair Bombardier Q400 aircraft, sporting a new special livery, celebrating pride month, landed at London City Airport.
The new livery was designed in partnership with the Luxembourg association Rosa Lëtzebuerg, which has been actively fighting for the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community since 1996. The fuselage and cabin interior decoration now bear the rainbow colours of the pride flag. With its "Be pride. Be Luxembourg", Luxair will spread the message of inclusiveness throughout Europe. 

Luxair decided to partner with Rosa Lëtzebuerg and show its support to the LGBTIQ+ community with well-defined activities, both internally and externally, and to convey, once again, a clear message, which encourages everyone to express their true personality and live their identity freely.

Photo London City Airport / Luxair
Luxair is also launching a range of products to commemorate the event and encourages everyone to wear the Luxair colours for Luxembourg Pride Week, which will take place in Esch-sur-Alzette from the 3rd to 11th July 2021. Among the products offered, customers will be able to discover: mugs, thermal bottles, T-Shirts, pins and "remove before flight" key rings. They will be available as of June 2nd, in the Luxair Travel Stores, in the departure hall at Luxembourg Airport and in Munsbach, 25 rue Gabriel Lippmann, Munsbach. All profits from these sales will be donated to the Rosa Lëtzebuerg association.

03 August, 2020

Luxair is joining forces with Luxembourgish artist Sumo to celebrate the art of travel

Plane spotters and travellers at Luxembourg airport will soon be astounded to see a Luxair plane sporting surprisingly bright colours and positive messages. A unique look designed by Sumo. 

Luxair wanted to offer its passengers a unique travel experience, combining art and travel. These two worlds are naturally entwined. The art of travel, the art of getting away from it all and leaving behind all those difficult months to rediscover the pleasure of travelling safely. Sumo is a Luxembourgish artist and national contemporary art icon, who celebrates its 25th year of painting. 

01 August, 2018

Luxair acquires 2 Boeing 737

The little airline from Luxembourg, Luxair has confirmed it will take delivery of 2 additional Boeing 737-700 aircraft in March and May 2019. 

The 142 seater aircraft will give the airline the extra capacity it desperately needs as it seeks to expand services. The aircraft are currently operated by a large European flag carrier, although Luxair hasn't said which airline that is.

With the addition of the new aircraft, The LuxairGroup fleet will consist of 8 Boeing 737 and 11 Bombardier Q400 turboprops.