Tag Archives: 737-8C9

Luxair unveils its new 60th Anniversary special livery by Marco Weiten

Luxair has made this announcement:

On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Luxembourg flagship carrier Luxair unveiled its new livery as part of iths 60th anniversary celebrations, representing the Luxembourgish symbol “Roude Léiw” (red lion) which rises from its ashes like a phoenix, designed by Marco Weiten.

 

Above Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez. LX-LGV arrives at Palma de Mallorca.

As the 60th anniversary of the first Luxair flight approached, operated on March 31, 1962 to Paris Le-Bourget, the airline launched an appeal to artists from Luxembourg and the Greater Region to imagine its next special livery.

In April 2022, a pre-selection established by Luxair staff members, made it possible to select eleven designs, then in May, the winner, Marco Weiten (below), was elected by a professional jury of artists and art experts as well as by the management of Luxair.

The Boeing 737-800, registered LX-LGV, dressed in Marco Weiten’s designs symbolizing the rebirth and promising future of Luxair.

 

The airline continued;

Renaissance, future, tradition … so many illustrations tell the story of Luxair’ on its new special livery. Drawn by the Luxembourgish artist Marco Weiten, this mix of colors represents the indisputable Luxembourgish symbol Roude Léiw which rises from its ashes like a phoenix, to celebrate the 60 years of Luxair.

On February 28, 2022, as the 60th anniversary of the first Luxair flight approached, operated on March 31, 1962 to Paris Le-Bourget, the airline launched an appeal to artists from Luxembourg and the Greater Region to imagine its next special livery.

The waiting is over… on June 29, 2022 the airline finally unveiled its #FlyingIsAnArt Anniversary edition!

For this third edition of #FlyingIsAnArt, Luxair invited artists to draw their vision of the future of the airline, while highlighting the values of inclusion, diversity, audacity and innovation. The competition was a great success and the company received more than sixty works overflowing with creativity, each one more original than the other.

In April, a pre-selection established by Luxair staff members, made it possible to select 11 designs, then in May, the winner, Marco Weiten, was elected by a professional jury of artists and art experts as well as by the management of Luxair.

The Boeing 737-800, registered LX-LGV, dressed in Marco Weiten’s designs symbolizing the rebirth and promising future of Luxair, took off for the first time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 transporting its passengers to Tenerife.

Discover this livery with Marco Weiten words:

“60 years of Luxair, flight, history, power, energy and skill, serenity and the desire to give the best. Let’s celebrate 60 years together with this lively design. Luxair’s colors symbolically run through the different decades and unite in a strong Luxembourg symbol, the red lion. It represents a Luxembourg tradition, but here it rises from its ashes like a phoenix and all the colors converge in it, the dawn of a fantastic future. All together we are a positive sign of respect, competence, teaching and practice. At 60 years, Luxair is just beginning to fly… the future is now.”, Marco Weiten.

Luxair aircraft photo gallery:

Luxair reaches a tentative collective labor agreement with its staff and unions

Luxair (Luxembourg) has reached a new tentative collective labor agreement with its staff and the unions. The agreement is subject to final ratification vote. This follows union protests in October. The airline is expected to save up to 8 million euros ($9.4 million) annually according to the Luxembourg Wort.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8C9 LX-LGU (msn 41047) in the special Disney Planes scheme departs from Palma de Mallorca.

Luxair aircraft slide show:

Luxair logo

Current Luxair route map:

Luxair 1.2015 Route Map

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/AirlinersGallery.com. 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)

Route Map: