Luxair plans to expand its fleet with the addition of 4 new Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
In a joint announcement with the aerospace manufacturer, the Luxembourgian airline plans to lease two MAX 8s and place a further two orders directly with Boeing. The two initial leases will be delivered in time as part of the airline’s plans to bolster its summer operations. As for the two direct orders, this is no information yet as to when these will be delivered.
“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.”
The airline currently operated four Boeing 737-700s and four 737-800s, along with 11 De Havilland Dash 8-400s. The MAX 8s will bring obvious benefits due to the improved design, significantly reduced fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions. Luxair flies to 25+ destinations across Europe, parts of North Africa, as well as Dubai.
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