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|Hubs||Luxembourg Findel Airport|
|Focus cities||Saarbrücken Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Lufthansa Miles & More|
|Airport lounge||The Lounge by Luxair|
|Company slogan||Fly in good company|
|Key people||Adrien Ney, CEO|
Luxair, legally Luxair S.A., Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne, is the flag carrier airline of Luxembourg with its headquarters and homebase at Luxembourg Findel Airport in Sandweiler. It operates scheduled services to destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East with additional charter and seasonal services. It is Luxembourg's only passenger-carrying airline.
From 1964 to 1969, Luxair operated three Lockheed L-1649A Starliner aircraft in a co-operative agreement with Trek Airways, from Luxembourg to Johannesburg. The Starliners were painted in Luxair livery and were registered in Luxembourg. 
citation needed] In 2009, the airline was awarded as the most punctual scheduled operator at London City Airport during 2008 by Flight on Time, based on CAA statistics. In 2011 Luxair carried 1,302,771 passengers.[
In July 2015, Luxair's minority shareholder Lufthansa announced it would sell its 13 percent stake in the airline that it had held since 1993. The government of Luxembourg was named as the preferred buyer.[better source needed] In November 2015, the sale was finalized when Lufthansa sold its entire stake to the state of Luxembourg. Luxair also announced it would stop flying its route to Frankfurt Airport previously operated on a codeshare with Lufthansa as the latter started the same route itself. Luxair is still part of the Lufthansa frequent flyer program Miles & More.
As of November 2015, after Lufthansa sold its shares, the airline is owned by the State of Luxembourg (52.04%), Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État (21.81%), Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (13.14%), the Luxair Group and others (13.11%). In total, the State of Luxembourg owns 74.98% of the company through various state-owned corporations and through its holding of 10% of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.
The key trends for Luxair Group over recent years are shown below (as at year ending 31 December):
|Turnover (Group) (€m)||417||383||409||429||447||472||495|
|Profits (Group) (net) (€m)||8.5||1.3||8.9||3.6||−10.5||8.2||−0.4|
|Number of employees (average)||2,461||2,334||2,317||2,344||2,309||2,288||2,394|
|Number of passengers (m)||1.22||1.18||1.25||1.30||1.37||1.51||1.68|
|Passenger load factor (%)||73.4||72.9||73.8||72.4||73.4||75.3||74.5|
|Cargo carried (tons 000s)||810||672||735||678||638||693||725|
As of July 2016, the Luxair fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||9||1||76|
|Embraer ERJ 145||2||—||49||to be phased out in October 2016|
Accidents and incidents
- On 22 December 1969, a Vickers Viscount (registration LX-LGC) arriving from Frankfurt Airport, Germany, hit a snowbank on the runway while landing at Luxembourg Findel Airport in severe weather. No passengers were killed, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was scrapped in May 1970.
- On 6 November 2002, Luxair Flight 9642, a Fokker 50 (registration LX-LGB) incoming from Berlin, Germany, crashed in a field near the village of Niederanven during its final approach to Luxembourg Findel Airport. Twenty passengers and two crew-members died, including artist Michel Majerus. Only the pilot in command and one passenger survived. This is the only fatal accident in Luxair's history.
- On 30 September 2015, Luxair Flight 9562, operated by a Bombardier Q400, was taking off from Saarbrücken Airport when the first officer retracted the landing gear prior to the aircraft lifting off. The aircraft collapsed onto its belly and came to a stop on the runway. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and Luxair ordered a replacement Q400 to be delivered in August 2016.
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