New Bombardier aircraft brings additional Luxair flights
Earlier this week Luxair Airlines added an 11th Bombardier Q400 to its fleet and announced an increase in passenger capacity on three routes.
The new aircraft can carry up to 76 passengers and will allow Luxair to operate additional flights from Luxembourg to Dublin, Venice and Copenhagen.
An evening flight to Dublin will be on offer (Mondays and Fridays) from September 18 and three weekly flights will operate to Venice (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) during the winter season.
From October 30, three daily flights to Copenhagen will also be available on Mondays and Fridays.
Ordered in December 2016 from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, the new Bombardier Q400 arrived at Findel airport on Thursday.
It left Toronto on Wednesday, August 2 and made two stops in Goose Bay, Canada and Reykjavik, Iceland, before landing in the Grand Duchy on Thursday, August 3 at 6:05 pm (UTC).
The Bombardier Q400 NextGen is a medium-haul twin-turboprop aircraft characterised by significantly lower CO2 emissions than other equivalent jets. It has the same efficiency, absence of vibration and low sound disturbance as a jet engine.
Luxair did not provide any information on the total cost of the aircraft, but according to the Bombardier website, the average sale price for a Q400 aircraft amounts to $32.2 million.
Before entering into service in September, Luxair technicians will carry out a number of adjustments to align the new aircraft to the airline's standards.