Luxair, the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has placed a firm order for a Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner and has also taken an option for an additional Q400 NextGen aircraft.
The airline currently operates six Bombardier Q400 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.
Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen airliner, Bombardier Aerospace values the firm order at approximately US$32.2 million. The value could increase to $65.78 million should Luxair exercise its option.
“As part of our ongoing plan to further strengthen our business and increase regional frequencies, we have been utilizing the Q400 aircraft for over seven years, and today we are pleased to announce that our fleet modernization continues with the addition of another one of these high performance turboprops,” says Adrien Ney, president and chief executive officer of Luxair.
“The Q400 NextGen aircraft have provided us with operating and performance flexibility, while enhancing passenger convenience and overall comfort,” adds Ney.
“Luxair, though steeped in over 50 years of aviation heritage, has grown today into one of the most modern airlines with one of the youngest fleets in Europe,” says Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“The many attributes of the Q400 NextGen aircraft – its size, speed, comfort, economics and environmental credentials – have helped position Luxair as a leader in the short- to medium-haul market segment,” adds Arcamone.
Luxair’s October 3 order increases firm orders for Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprops to 476 aircraft.