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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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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.

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

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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)

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