On Thursday 31 March 2022, Luxair, the flag carrier airline of Luxembourg, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its first flight.

On 31 March 1962, Luxair took off for the first time and carried its very first passengers on board to Paris.

1961, the year of the effective birth of Luxair as we know it today, followed in 1962 by the operation of the airline's first flight, coincided with the inauguration of the Luxembourg - Paris line served by Fokker F27, following the reorganisation of "Luxembourg Airlines Company", incorporated in 1948.

On 31 March 1962, the inaugural flight of the Luxembourgish airline linked Luxembourg to Paris Le Bourget airport. That same year, in addition to Paris, Luxair added two more destinations to its network, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, and enabled around 9,000 passengers to fly from Luxembourg.

Today, Luxair is celebrating the 60th anniversary of this first flight. Since then, the company has constantly developed and in 2022, Luxair has increase the number of destinations served, for the first time in its history, to 88 - three more than in 2021 and 21 more than in 2019. To meet the requirements of increasingly strong demand, Luxair, which operated its first flights in Fokker F27, now counts in its fleet four Boeing 737- 800, four Boeing 737-700, eleven De Havilland Q400 and 1 Embraer 190, which will complete its fleet from mid-May 2022 under wet lease, to meet the strong demand expected in the coming months.

To commemorate this emblematic date for Luxair, a series of special actions will be unveiled in the coming months. The first such action was launched a little over a month ago when the national airline invited all artists from Luxembourg and the Greater Region to sketch their vision of the future of the airline through its next special livery. This competition ended on 28 March 2022 and the winner, who will see his / her art transport Luxair and LuxairTours passengers across Europe and further afield, will be announced shortly.

On Thursday, Luxair published a video (see below) of its first flight: historical images taken straight from the archives of the Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (CNA), revisited with the help and modern music of Napoléon Gold, a rising figure in the Grand Duchy’s electro scene.