LUXAIR TO GROW SINGLE-AISLE FLEET WITH BOEING 737 JETS
Luxembourg extends its 737 fleet by leasing two and purchasing two additional 737-8 jets. The 737-8s will give Luxair added flexibility, while reducing fuel use, emissions and noise.
Luxair and Boeing recently announced that the Luxembourgian airline has chosen the fuel-efficient 737-8 to expand its single-aisle fleet with an agreement to acquire four jets.
Luxair will initially lease two 737-8s that are due for delivery in the summer, ensuring the airline provides its customers with increased capacity and connectivity to more destinations for the busy summer travel season. It has additionally placed a direct order for two 737-8s.
The 737-8 will provide flexibility across Luxair's network while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 20% and on average, each airplane will save up to eight million pounds of CO2 emissions annually compared to those airplanes it replaces.
The 737-8, seating 162 to 210 passengers depending on configuration and with a range of 3,500 nautical miles, is the market's most versatile single-aisle airplane, capable of operating profitably on short- and medium-haul routes.
Luxair operates a fleet of 19 airplanes, including eight Next-Generation 737s.