Luxair - was formed in 1961 and started operations in the spring 1962 with an European network flown by F-27s. In 1964, a co-operative agreement was signed with Trek Airways of South Africa, under which Trek L-1649As were operated under Luxair colors and registrations on the low fare-flights to Johannesburg. The Starliners operated a weekly return trip from Luxembourg to Johannesburg with stops at Palma and Luanda, or Lisbon, Cape Verde Island and Luanda from April 1964 until June 1968.
Photo of c/n 1036 LX-LGY L-1649A in its final colors taken
at Luxembourg-Findel, May 1968, Zoggavia Collection.
From June 1968, Transglobe Britannias and CL-44s were leased on the Johannesburg - Luxembourg flights and the L-1649A's were used merely the weekly connecting flight to and from Gatwick to Luxembourg. The last Starliner was withdrawn from use by Luxair on 10 January 1969.