Luxair announced at the Paris Air Show that it will procure four 737-7s from Boeing. Photo : Luxair / Boeing

Luxair announced at the Paris Air Show that it will procure four 737-7s from Boeing. Photo : Luxair / Boeing

On Wednesday 21 June, during the Paris Air Show, Luxair revealed their decision to expand their fleet by procuring four additional Boeing 737-7 aircraft.

This comes in addition to the since March 2023, bringing their total order to eight planes.

In addition to these eight acquisitions, Luxair has also arranged to lease two 737-8 aircraft initially, which are expected to be delivered in the summer of 2023. Subsequently, Luxair plans to directly take delivery of their first 737-8 aircraft.

“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,” says , CEO of Luxair.

“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.”

Boeing’s advanced 737-7/8 design brings about significant environmental benefits. On average, each aircraft of this new generation is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 3.6 thousand tonnes annually compared to the previous generation it replaces. Furthermore, these aircraft offer quieter operations, resulting in a 50 percent smaller noise footprint compared to their predecessors.

“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 airplane type,” said Brad McMullen, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“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.”

At present, Luxair maintains a fleet comprising 19 aircraft, which includes eight next-generation 737s.

In May, Luxair a consolidated net profit of €493m and an operating profit of €1.5m for the financial year 2022. Additionally, the company recorded a substantial turnover of €658m.