Luxembourg has a third airline

Luxair and Cargolux aircraft will soon be joined by a new Luxembourg airline.


Laura Banner

Laura Banner

Luxair and Cargolux aircraft will soon be joined by a new Luxembourg airline.

It responds to the name of FlyLux Airlines. A new airline has been launched in Luxembourg. 61 years after the birth of Luxair and 52 years after that of Cargolux, a third Luxembourg company wants to operate its aircraft. But beware, these will not be like the others as they are advertised as more ecological.

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With arguments in support of it, Luxair hopes to follow in the footsteps of other companies that have forgotten to wear mandatory masks on airplanes.

The information was revealed this Monday 2 May by our colleagues from paper jam† FlyLux Airlines is therefore registered in the trade register. It will operate on the AMCI model, comprising “aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance”, an organization ideally suited to traditional airlines, allowing them to address specific issues, including during peak periods.

But FlyLux Airlines wants to offer much broader services than those of a conventional airline. Freight transport, VIP flights, charter flights, but also the organization of events, according to the company, these services can even go “around the world”.

“Respect for the environment”

But how to fly greener? To provide these services while respecting the environment, the newborns plan to board passengers and goods on less polluting aircraft, such as the A320 Neo and A321 Neo. These devices, marketed by Airbus, are said to reduce noise by 50%, reduce fuel consumption by 20% and reduce CO2 emissions by 700 tons per year, according to the manufacturer.

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The year 2021 was still dominated by Covid and turbulence in supply chains and aviation in general.

“Today, the environment has become a major problem in our society. To meet the green expectations of today’s customers, FlyLux Airlines was founded by offering a new aviation concept, respecting the environment,” the company states on its website.

The company, based in Livange, is the result of a collaboration between Airbus, Aviation Capital Group and Pegasus Services. At its head, Patrick Thierry takes the role of CEO, Olivier Bole, is vice president of strategy, and Stéphane Chanut, serves as chief operator.

No destination has yet been announced by the new company. As a reminder, Luxair was until now the only Luxembourg airline to offer passenger flights. The latter serves 87 airports.

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