Commercial Aviation

On 1 April 1938 the first commercial flight took off from the airfield in Esch sur Alzette. Olley Air Service Ltd operated a De Havilland DH89 between Esch and Croydon, London’s airfield in those days, mainly for the needs of Radio Luxembourg. Regular passenger service started on 6 May 1938.

In 1939 the Luxembourg Government gave the green light for the building of an airfield at Findel near the Concordecapital of Luxembourg. After World War II the first runway was put in place and commercial aviation could take flight. On 2 February 1948 Luxembourg Airlines’ inaugural flight from Luxembourg to Le Bourget took place. Numerous airlines started to include Luxembourg in their flight schedules, some for a short period of time, others for many years. In the section “past airlines” you will find information on airlines which no longer fly to Luxembourg and those which have disappeared.

Luxembourg Airlines’ history was tumultuous and in 1961 the company was reorganized and converted into the national carrier Luxair. In 1970 Cargolux, an all-cargo airline, was founded. The two companies have continued to grow over the years and to conquer new markets, despite difficult time periods.

We also provide you with some information on current passenger and cargo airlines which serve Luxembourg. You will also find in this section some information about jobs in the airline industry.

A photo gallery with many aircraft which have landed in Luxembourg completes the section.

> Luxair Group
> Cargolux Airlines
> Current Airlines
> Airlines of the Past
> Cargo Airlines
> Current Airline Professions
> Women Pilots
> Professions of the Past
> Photo Gallery