Luxair was established in 1961 to cater to the increasing demand for air travel between Luxembourg and other European cities. Founded as Luxembourg Airlines in 1948, it was later renamed Luxair in 1962 and began operations with a Fokker F27 Friendship on the Luxembourg–Paris route. 1964 Luxair signed a cooperative agreement with Trek Airways from South Africa. As part of this agreement, Luxair operated Trek L1649As under Luxair colors and registrations on low-fare flights to Johannesburg. 


cn1041 ZS-FTM L1649A Starliner Trek Airways at Oakland in 1964. She became LX-LGZ and flew from 1964 until 1967 in Luxair colors. Returned to Trek as ZS-FAB and used until September 1969. Zoggavia Collection,

The Starliners flew a weekly return trip from Luxembourg to Johannesburg via Palma and Luanda, or Lisbon, Cape Verde Island, from April 1964 until June 1968. Luxair operated a connecting flight with the L1649 to London Gatwick, connecting with the Johannesburg schedule during this period. From June 1968, a leased Transglobe Britannia (later CL-44) operated the Johannesburg - Luxembourg flight, while the Starliner continued to fly the weekly connection flight to and from London Gatwick. The L1649A completed the final LGW - LUX section on 20 January 1969 and was withdrawn at Luxembourg the same day. Luxair subsequently operated a Trek Airways Boeing 707 in Luxair colors from 30 May 1969.





1964 - 1967
1966 - 1969
1967 - 1968


Luxair Starliner Gallery