The airline ordered its first 737-800 in June and already operates three Boeing 737-700s. The aircraft appears set for delivery in 2012 or later.

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines, the national airline  of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has ordered s second Boeing 737-800.

The airline ordered its first Boeing 737-800 in June and already operates three Boeing 737-700s. The 737-800 has an average list price of $77 million.

“The 737-800 has already proved to be a great success with Luxair and it provides us and our tour operator LuxairTours with the ideal aircraft to offer high quality and reliable service on LuxairTours vacation flights to the Mediterranean and as far as Cabo Verde in Africa,” says Adrien Ney, LuxairGroup president and chief executive officer. “This additional order confirms our commitment to provide a modern fleet with the highest levels of quality, comfort and environmental performance.”

Luzembourg's flag carrier Luxair operates a fleet of three Boeing 737-700s, one 737-800, four Bombardier Q400 turboprops, two Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets and six ERJ-145s

Like the 737s already in Luxair’s fleet, the new 737 will be equipped with Blended Winglets, an environmental innovation that reduces drag, resulting in less fuel consumption and a decrease in carbon emissions of 3.5 to 4 per cent.

Boeing says Luxair’s new 737-800 also will benefit from performance enhancements expected to result in a 2 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, which will be in place by early 2012 through a combination of airframe and engine improvements. This must mean that Luxair’s second 737-800 will be delivered in 2012 at the earliest.

Luxair has selected the new 737 Boeing Sky Interior for the airline’s latest 737, which features modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals that will provide passengers with a greater connection to the flying experience.

In September, Boeing announced its production rate for the Next-Generation 737 program would increase to 38 airplanes per month in the second quarter of 2013. This decision came just months after announcing a rate increase for the company’s best-selling commercial jet from 31.5 to 35 aircraft per month in early 2012.