Luxair introduces its SUMO planes

Luxair's 2020 SUMO special livery

LX-LGU is the Luxair’s brand new special livery designed by SUMO!, a Luxembourgish artist and national figure of contemporary art which Luxair has decided to entrust with the mission of revamping two aircraft of its fleet: a Boeing 737-800 LX-LGU and later a Bombardier Q400 LX-LQA.
According to the airline, 11 people and 200 hours of artistic creation, an 19 hours to fix the decals on the planes  were dedicated for the first aircraft of this project.
Top Copyright Photo: Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines Boeing 737-8C9 SSWL LX-LGU (msn 41047) (SUMO) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 950780.
Luxair issued this statement:

Plane spotters and travellers at Luxembourg airport will soon be astounded to see a Luxair plane sporting surprisingly bright colors and positive messages.
A unique look designed by Sumo.

Luxair wanted to offer its passengers a unique travel experience, combining art and travel. These two worlds are naturally entwined. The art of travel, the art of getting away from it all and leaving behind all those difficult months to rediscover the pleasure of travelling safely.

Sumo is a Luxembourgish artist and national contemporary art icon, who celebrates its 25th year of painting. Luxair therefore decided to entrust the artist with the make-over of two of its planes, a Boeing 737-800, registered under LX-LGU, and a de Havilland Canada Q400, registered as LX-LQA.

Christian Pearson, aka Sumo, is in charge of these makeovers that will transport Luxair passengers to new horizons with his new colorful landscapes and imaginary characters.
Sumo has dressed the fuselage with a vibrant and harmonious outfit featuring happy figures and messages. The artist will also be let loose on the cabin interior. The head rests are soon to be decorated with fresh and invigorating designs, whilst pictures of his works will also be displayed at various points in the cabin.

Sumo’s works with his wild yet controlled signature style reveal themselves the more you contemplate them. His dynamic designs are in keeping with his feisty and colossal alias, as they induce powerful sensations, whilst his words make you feel good and entice you to travel.

Luxair has created the first flying gallery in Luxembourg thanks to this collaboration. Passengers on board one of these aircraft will be able to admire the unique creations until March 2021.

Luxair is also proud to be able to promote a Luxembourgish artist through this experience by transporting his works of art across Europe.

The Boeing 737-800 (LX-LGU) took its first passengers to Ajaccio on Saturday, July 25, 2020 (flight LG-277). However, you will have to wait a few more days before the unveiling of the de Havilland Canada Q400’s new look (LX-LQA).

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