PARIS, FRANCE —Boeing finds its European launch partner for the MAX 7 as single-aisle jet demand soars.

Emerging from the 2023 Paris Air Show, an intriguing partnership between Luxair, the Luxembourg-based airline, and Boeing has unfolded. Luxair has chosen to adopt Boeing's 737-7, a crucial decision demonstrating the airline's commitment to expanding its single-aisle fleet.

Luxair has earned the distinction of becoming the maiden European customer for the 737-7, signing an agreement to secure four such aircraft. This significant move is part of Luxair's ongoing growth strategy, aimed at streamlining its operations with cutting-edge aviation technology.

Earlier in March 2023, Luxair expressed its confidence in Boeing's offerings by placing orders for four 737-8 aircraft. Today's announcement underlines Luxair's continued investment in the 737 family, with the firm orders swelling to eight, consisting of both 737-7s and 737-8s. Moreover, the airline plans to lease two 737-8 planes, due in the summer of 2023, before accepting direct delivery of its initial 737-8.

Currently, Luxair's fleet comprises 19 aircraft, evenly distributed between 737NGs and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s. The fresh orders placed with Boeing signify Luxair's intent to modernize its operations and cater to an increasingly demanding aviation market.