Luxair, the main airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has signed a firm order for four E195-E2 jets, Embraer revealed on Wednesday.
The carrier has also secured five purchase options for the aircraft, which can be converted to the E190-E2 version. Delivery should begin in the 4th quarter of 2025.
“These cutting edge aircraft are additional proof of our commitment to sustainability and passenger comfort. The E195-E2 has both the lowest noise and fuel burn in the regional aircraft market and will provide needed flexibility in our network. Our passengers will benefit from the spacious and quiet cabin and large overhead hand-luggage bins. The E195-E2 is a great fit for Luxair and our passengers,” said Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO.
Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “It’s great to welcome Luxair back to the Embraer Family; in the past Luxair has operated ERJ-145 and Emb-120. The E2 is perfectly suited to Luxair’s operations and ambitions, closely complementing Luxair’s existing and on-order fleet, ensuring the maximum level of fleet and network optimization to the airline for the long-term.”
Luxair has operated 11 ERJ 145s and three EMB 120 Brasilia turboprops in the past and currently has a wet-leasing contract with German Airways to supply two first-generation Embraer E190s.
Luxair’s fleet currently includes eleven Dash 8-400 turboprops and ten Boeing 737s, two of which are the MAX 8 version operated through leasing.
In June, the airline reached an agreement to be the launch customer for the MAX 7, which will be configured with 160 seats. Boeing will also supply four MAX 8s to Luxair.