On July 2, Luxembourg’s flag carrier airline, Luxair, received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after being delivered to Luxembourg.
This article will cover the details surrounding Luxair’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8 entering their slowly growing fleet.
Luxair’s First 737 MAX 8
Marking yet another milestone for the Luxembourg flag carrier, Luxair has finally received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as part of its fleet expansion plans.
The aircraft in question, registered as LX-LBL is one of two that Luxair will be initially leasing prior to taking delivery of four brand-new MAX 8s from Boeing in the coming months.
LX-LBL is an ex-Air Italy frame and at the time of writing this article is now nearly five years old since being delivered back in late-2018 to the now-ceased Italian operator.
As per data from RadarBox, the carrier’s new Boeing 737 MAX 8 was delivered after being painted in Ostrava, Czech Republic flying to Luxembourg on July 2 as flight LG8 / LGL8.
Once delivered, Luxair will eventually operate a total of six Boeing 737 MAX 8s, however, their fleet growth won’t stop there.
During the 54th Paris Air Show, the carrier placed the first European order for four of the smaller MAX 7s, becoming the European launch customer for the type.
It is expected that Luxair will use their 737 MAX fleet across their network, primarily on medium-haul services where it’s more preferable to operate the 737 as opposed to their smaller Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 fleet.
Luxair currently operates a total of 22 aircraft, broken down as, one Boeing 737 MAX 8, four Boeing 737-800s, four Boeing 737-700s, two Embraer E190s leased and operated by German Airways, and 11 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s.