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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 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).

Luxair slide show:

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