Day 3 of the 2023 Paris Airshow started with Luxair, a European airline announcing its intent to order the 737-7 for future operations.
As a result of the deal, Luxair will become the European launch customer for the smallest variant in the series, with four total units joining the network.
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. 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.Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO.
The 737-7 remains alongside the 737-10, the only two variants yet to be certified in the wider 737 MAX series. The -7s certification is expected to be completed this year, while the -10 has slipped to 2024.
Luxair was founded in 1961 and has become essential to Luxembourg and surrounding communities with routine services across Europe. The airline specialises in services to major European cities, business centres, etc.
The acquisition of the 737-7s goes along with an already existing commitment for four of the 737-8, primarily referred to as the middle ground for the series. As such, there will be firm orders for eight 737 MAX aircraft to take the airline forward. However, the company will also lease two additional 737-8s.