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German Airways ends its relationship with EGO Airways, leases a Embraer 190 to Luxair

German Airways has ended its relationship with EGO Airways.

Meanwhile, Luxair will lease a German Airways Embraer 190 on its European route network. Due to the foreseeable resumption of leisure travel, the airline needs additional capacity on longer routes for the summer season 2022 in order to meet the expected high demand.

From mid-May, the Embraer 190 will join Luxair’s current fleet of eight Boeing 737s and eleven de Havilland Canada DHC-8-400s. With a capacity of 100 seats, the German Airways aircraft allows greater flexibility and better meets the strong travel desire of Luxair passengers.

Luxair calls on artists to design a 60th Anniversary logo jet

Luxair has made this announcement:

The time has come for Sumo to take a bow and hand his paintbrushes to his successor.

To mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Luxair’s first flight, Luxair is launching a region wide contest to find the one artist who will have the imagination and the skill to make our wildest artistic dreams a reality.

Share with us your vision for the future of Luxair and show us that Flying is an Art.

Let your imagination run free and send us your vision for our next airplane livery.

Design your plane and submit your idea:

1/ Please use the template supplied HERE (please stay within the green rectangle)

2/ Send it to using a vectorized file (if the file is too heavy, you can use wetransfer).

Submit your design by March 28 at 11.59pm, so don’t miss your flight! This is your chance to make your vision shine!

Air Serbia and Luxair establish partnership agreement, Air Serbia increases flights to Montenegro

Air Serbia Airbus A319-132 YU-APE (msn 3252) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 954338.

Air Serbia and Luxair have established a new partnership agreement.

In other news, Air Serbia is increasing the number of flights to Montenegro with this announcement:

Due to high demand, Air Serbia has provided in July a total of 12,340 additional seats on flights to the Montenegrin coast. The Serbian national airline has made additional 10,228 seats available to passengers by introducing 43 round trip flights to Tivat this month. Also, the introduction of a different aircraft type on existing flights on this popular route has made another 2,160 seats available.

With reference to the concerned changes, Air Serbia will operate up to 54 flights a week to Tivat in July, while the number of daily flights on this route will range from six to as many as eight.

In July, Air Serbia plans to operate three daily flights to Podgorica, that is, up to 21 flights a week, and Serbia’s flag carrier will operate a total of 322 round trip flights to both of its destinations in Montenegro. In order to provide greater capacity, one return flight to Podgorica on Sundays will be performed by an Airbus A330 with 257 seats.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Serbia Airbus A319-132 YU-APE (msn 3252) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 954338.

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Luxair supports International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

#LuxairStandsUp special orange titles has been added to Luxair’s Q400 LX-LGE on
the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls
Luxair has replaced the blue color of its titles on one of its aircraft in favor of the orange color,
symbol of this action set up by the UN more than twenty years ago.

#LuxairStandsUp - orange titles and logo

Above Copyright Photo: Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LGE (msn 4284) (Luxair Stands Up) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 952237.

The airline issued this short statement:

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

Luxair provides, for the first time, its most precious asset: its brand, its colors, the livery of one of its aircraft – in order to raise awareness among its staff, passengers and communities.
Luxair has replaced the blue color of its logo on one of its aircraft in favor of an orange color, symbol of this action set up by the United Nations more than twenty years ago.

As of November 25, 2020, the Luxair’s de Havilland Canada Q400, registered LX-LGE, has been unveiled in a special livery and will carry the associated message across Europe.

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Luxair continues to maintain a core schedule despite massive travel challenges

Luxair has issued this statement:

During the fourth tripartite aviation sector meeting, Luxair presented the current situation and its forecasts for 2021.

While it is currently still possible to travel, the demand for travel is falling sharply. The health measures introduced in almost all the countries served by Luxair are obviously having an impact on customer behavior, and cancellations are increasing.

In this context, the airline and the tour operator are striving to offer products and services adapted to the situation and requirements.

Indeed, Luxair has noted a significant number of customers expressing their confidence in the measures taken by the entire travel industry. Last week, some 300 people still booked holidays with LuxairTours, taking advantage of the ideal period to travel to the Canary Islands. A destination that customers can fully enjoy at the moment.

Furthermore, to support the mobility needs of its customers, Luxair maintains an optimized flight operation and continues to guarantee the connection of Luxembourg with European and further afield destinations for the period November-December 2020. Luxair will strengthen its flight offer for the Christmas period, notably to Cape Verde, Egypt, Djerba, Austria and Montenegro. Security and flexibility drive all strategic decisions taken by Luxair.

As Luxair plays a decisive role in the economy of the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region, this same connectivity will be enhanced next year by the addition of new destinations, including Usedom, Toulon, La Rochelle and Thessaloniki.

From spring onwards, Luxair will connect Luxembourg to more than eighty destinations. This is an essential service to guarantee the connection of foreign communities in Luxembourg to their home countries, particularly with Portugal, Spain and Italy, to promote exchanges between the main European economic centers such as London, Geneva, Berlin, Paris and Milan, and to meet the travel demand, which persists despite the situation.

Read the full report.

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Luxair scales down operations

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has announced a mass reduction in its flight frequencies.

As a result of the current travel uncertainty and the various restrictions set up by governments and companies, demand is dropping considerably. Luxair adapts its flight plan consequently.

Here is the list of suspended flights and destinations:

  • Milan, Rome, Florence and Venice up to April 3, 2020
  • All other Italian destinations to April 30, 2020
  • Copenhagen up to March 31, 2020. Last flight will be operated on March 16.
  • All Spanish destinations (including Barcelona, Madrid, Balearic islands and Canaries islands) up to March 31, 2020.
  • Madrid: Last flight will be operated on March 18.
  • Barcelona: Last flights will be operated on March 16 and March 17.
  • Palma: last flight will be operated on March 18
  • Malaga: last flights will be operated on March 17 and March 21.
  • Prague up to May 3, 2020
  • Madeira (Funchal) up to March 31, 2020. Last flight will be operated on March 21.
  • Tunisia up to March 31, 2020
  • Morocco up to March 31, 2020
  • Greece up to April 30, 2020
  • Turkey up to March 31, 2020
  • Malta up to April 30, 2020
  • Egypt up to March 31, 2020
  • Faro up to March 31, 2020. Last flights will be operated on March 18 and March 21.
  • Ras Al Khaimah until March 31, 2020
  • Cape Verde until March 31, 2020
  • Nantes up to April 30, 2020

Special flights will be organized to bring back home all passengers of Luxair Tours between March 16 and March 21 at the latest (in particular from Tunisia, Morocco Madeira, Malaga, Egypt, Ras Al Khaimah, Faro, Balearic islands and Canaries islands). All package clients will be contacted by our local guide for the revised travel arrangements.

The list of suspended flights and destinations is dynamic and might change on short notice and the date of suspension of the flights might be extended. Please consult regularly on our website. Also, please inform yourself urgently about the status of your reservation and your flight, as well as travel and entry restrictions of your final or transit destination before the start of your journey. Travel and entry regulations might change on short notice. You can find up-to-date information on the official government and embassy websites of your destination country. 

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Luxair orders another Bombardier Q400

Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines (Luxembourg), the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has placed a firm order for another Bombardier DHC-8-402 (marketed as a Q400) turboprop airliner and has also taken an option for an additional aircraft. The airline currently operates a fleet of six DHC-8-402s.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/ Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LGA (msn 4159) departs from Berlin (Tegel).

Luxair: AG Slide Show

Luxair to fly to Dublin again next summer, Luxair Group loses $13.7 million in 2012

Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines (Luxembourg) has announced it will resume service to Dublin on March 30, 2014 with four weekly frequencies. The restored route will operate during the summer season with Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft.

According to the flag carrier, “This decision is part of the new Luxair strategy to serve its customers better, not only with a more attractive fare structure but also by developing its European network according to the demand of both business and leisure travellers. This follows the opening of the new Luxembourg-Copenhagen route as of June 3, already coming up with a very good load factor. This also is in accordance with the enhancing of the London City route (a fifth daily flight is being operated since April 8) and the Milan Malpensa connection (a third daily flight is being operated since September 2012).

A losing year in 2012. Previously the Luxair Group issued its financial statement for 2012:

The aviation sector remains very sensitive to the vagaries of the economy, with increased exposure with regard to traditional regional air transport in Europe. Luxair Luxembourg Airlines’ operating result thus logically experienced a further downturn in 2012, while the tour operator Luxair Tours only just managed to struggle through in a highly competitive environment. As for the freight handling business, the interaction between the state of the economy and goods transport unsurprisingly resulted in a decline in volumes handled by Luxair CARGO. 2012 was therefore a difficult year for Luxair Group and resulted in a loss of 10.5 million EUR ($13.7 million).

Luxair Group

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines’ losses, the deterioration in the profitability of Luxair Tours and Luxair CARGO’s deficit pushed the operating loss to over 18 million EUR in 2012 against only 2 million EUR in 2011. Group revenue increased from 428.6 million EUR in 2011 to 446.7 million EUR in 2012. The net result for the year came out at a loss of 10.5 million EUR in 2012 against a profit of 3.6 million EUR in 2011.

Consolidated results

Luxair S.A. has a 43.4% stake in Cargolux. In 2012, Cargolux has suffered again from weak economic conditions. The handled volumes have decreased by 2% to 645,800 tons. An after-tax loss of $35 million had a negative impact on the financial year (loss of $18 million in 2011), equally affected by a fall of 7.6% in turnover.

By including the subsidiaries, including Cargolux by 43.4%, the consolidated net result of Luxair Group comes
to a loss of 21.2 million EUR in 2012 compared to a gain of 1.4 million EUR in 2011.

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines

2012 was marked by increased competition on Luxair Luxembourg Airlines’ domestic routes, particularly with regard to flights to and from Munich, Geneva, London and Hamburg, as well as connecting traffic via the hubs served by competitors. The rise in the price of oil, + 10% compared with 2011, is another factor which weighed heavily on Luxair’s financial performance.
On a like-for-like basis, Luxair recorded a 7% rise in passengers, which enabled passenger numbers to stabilize despite lower capacity due to a reduction in the number of flights.

Top Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/ Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LGA (msn 4159) climbs gracefully from Frankfurt bound for LUX.

Luxair: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photos: Luxair. The airline invited local children to visit this Boeing 737-800 at the local Luxembourg base. The airline has also added promotional Disney Planes logos to this Boeing 737-8C9 LX-LGU (msn 41047).

Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines 737-800 WL LX-LGU (07-Disney Planes)(Logo) LUX (Luxair)(LRW)

Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines 737-800 WL LX-LGU (07-Disney Planes)(Lion Pilot) LUX (Luxair)(LRW)

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Panalpina sells its 12% share of Luxair

Panalpina (Basel) has sold its 12.09 percent share of Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines (Luxembourg). The government of Luxembourg purchased the shares in June according to this report by Handelszeitung.

Read the full report (in German): CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Royal S. King. Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina has a close relationship with Atlas Air. Atlas Air operates this new Boeing 747-87UF N851GT for Panalpina.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade. Embraer ERJ 145LU (EMB-145LU) LX-LGX (msn 145147) of Luxair arrives at Barcelona.

Luxair orders four additional Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprops

Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines (Luxembourg) has now been identified as the company that ordered for new Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprops on August 16. The airline currently operates five Q400s.

Luxair Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.