Luxair has signed a firm order for four Embraer E195-E2 aircraft plus options for five more, which could eventually be converted to E190-E2s.
The order, which was announced during the European Regional Airlines Association General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria, is part of the flag carrier Luxembourg’s ambitious fleet renewal and expansion plan.
In March 2023, Luxair ordered four Boeing 737-8 MAX before placing another order for four 737-7 MAXs just a few months later, in June 2023. Luxair is the launch customer of the type, the smallest of the B737 MAX versions, in Europe.
The recent order now sees Luxair becoming an Embraer operator once again.
In the past, Luxair had operated aircraft made by the Brazilian manufacturer (ERJ145 and EMB-120s), but at present its entire fleet is comprised of different versions of Boeing 737-family aircraft, as well as 11 De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops.
In addition to highlighting the environmental credentials of the E2 family of aircraft, both in terms of fuel burn and noise levels, Luxair’s CEO, Gilles Feith, stated that the E195-E2s will provide Luxair with additional flexibility when allocating capacity throughout its network.