Luxair orders another 737-800 from Boeing

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines, national airline of Luxembourg, has ordered a second Next Generation 737-800 airliner. The airline ordered the first 737-800 in June.

At Boeing’s list price, the airline would pay $77 million for the twin-engine plane. Airlines commonly negotiate discounts on aircraft purchases.

Luxair’s new plane will benefit from engine and aerodynamic improvements that are expected to reduce the aircraft’s fuel consumption by 2 percent when they are phased in to the 737 line in 2012.

The aircraft will also feature Boeing’s new Sky interior, which borrows heavily from the interior architecture of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.

That interior will include more spacious overhead bins, new sidewalls and a light-emitting diode lighting system that will vary the color of the light reflected from the plane’s ceiling to suit the time of day.