The airline company Luxair took possession of his first Boeing 737-8pending the 737-7 not yet certified and whose deliveries have still not been announced.
The first of six 737 MAX 8 now expected by the Luxembourg national company (four ordered last March, plus two added in May), registered LX-LBLleft Ostrava (where it had been stored for more than three years) on July 2, 2023, to arrive at its base at the airport of Luxembourg Findel the same day. Configured to accommodate 186 passengersthe plane originally intended for Air Italy (disappeared in 2020) was leased from Pembroke Aircraft Leasing, as was the second copy expected before the end of the year.
Luxair has still not formalized the network of its 737 MAXbut from April the GDS mentioned a commissioning from this month of July to the following airports around the Mediterranean, “excluding temporary deployments”: Ajaccio, Antalya, Bari, Djerba, Dubai-al Maktoum, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Heraklion, Izmir, Lanzarote, Malaga, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Porto and Rhodes.
Let us recall that Luxair also announced last month at the Paris Air Show to be a launch company in 737 MAX 7, with an order of four copies. No other details, in particular on the expected deliveries, have been divulged since, the announcement bringing to ten the number of re-engined single-aisle aircraft expected.
” We continue to invest in the growth of Luxair and this agreement for four Boeing 737-7s is a further step towards the sustainability of our national airline. This type of aircraft is a perfect match for Luxair and will meet market requirements. . With a capacity of 160 passengers, the 737-7 will provide flexibility across Luxair’s network of destinations while significantly reducing fuel consumption, helping us get even closer to our commitment to sustainable flights. , while once again demonstrating our support for the “Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050” pledge submitted by IATA », declared Gilles Feith, CEO of Luxair.
Exciting times at Luxair as we welcome the arrival of our very first @Boeing 737-8 to our fleet!
To mark this special occasion, a spectacular water salute was organized by @luxairport . Get ready to soar to new heights with Luxair! pic.twitter.com/QZN8Blvm9x
— Luxair Luxembourg Airlines (@LuxairAirlines) July 2, 2023