National airline of the Duchy of Luxembourg, luxuryin talks with boeing Keeping an eye on the renewal and growth of your fleet. In fact, according to its director Gilles Faith, “If Luxaire shrinks, it will sink.”
Currently the airline has a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-700 Y4 737-800But it is expanding its route network and they are looking for two additional aircraft that can operate in conjunction with Luxair Tours.
According to available information, the airline is in talks with two leasing companies for the planes, but it apparently already has 2 737-8 MAX planes insured for next summer. Priority 4 is to refurbish the 737-700 which has a capacity of 141 passengers which already seems too low for what they want larger aircraft for, in addition to the fact that they are already 17 years old and need a quick refurbishment Is necessary .
But the intention is to renew the entire fleet in a few years, with at least 10 737 MAX aircraft, to maintain standardization. The airline primarily caters to tourism to Luxembourg, working closely with Luxair Tours, and looking at the post-pandemic recovery, it needs to strengthen its fleet and its presence in various destinations.
In addition to the Boeing jets, Luxair has 11 de Havilland Canada Dash-8-400s for regional operations, as well as an Embraer 190 on wet lease with German Airways, these aircraft will also arrive in the next few years, around 2024 or 2025. want to change. , so who is evaluating both the Airbus A220 and the Embraer 190/195-E2. The decision of this new team is also close.
With these new aircraft, Luxair could have a fleet of over 20 completely new jets within a few years, thus providing better service to its passengers in addition to operating state-of-the-art equipment with less noise and CO2 emissions . ,