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New Boeings for Luxair and Cargolux

09.11.2012 From our online archive
Despite a rocky year, with a record loss for Luxair and increasing difficulties for Cargolux, both airlines have invested in new planes, which will join their fleets over the coming weeks.

(CS/aho) Despite a rocky year, with a record loss for Luxair and increasing difficulties for Cargolux, both airlines have invested in new planes, which will join their fleets over the coming weeks.

In December, a brand-new Boeing 737-800 is set to be delivered from Renton, close to Seattle in Washington state, to Luxembourg.

The plane is in the final stages of assembly, and Luxair Chairman Paul Helminger, as well as CEO Adrien Ney and Deputy CEO Martin Isler travelled to the US to see progress of the construction of the latest addition to the airline's fleet.

The plane with the registration LX-LGU and the number 4272 is one of three Boeings, which were ordered by Luxair, with the other two expected to arrive in Luxembourg in January 2014 and January 2015.

A total of 394,000 parts and 42 kilometres of cables come together in the construction. The 189 seats will be installed in Luxembourg, as they are ordered from Germany.

The 737-800 will mainly be used for Luxair Tours flights.

Additionally, on November 19, the sixth of 13 new Boeing 747-8F freight planes will embark on its journey from Everett, also in Washington state, to Findel. The plane is called “City of Diekirch” and it is already partially fuelled and ready for take-off.