Luxemburg, Luxembourg, Jan. 25, 2020 – Luxemberg Airport, which operates two of the world’s busiest airports, has signed a deal to transfer the operation of its air traffic control to Qatar’s Qatar Airways, the airline said in a statement.
The move is expected to increase the efficiency of the airport, which handles nearly two million international and domestic passengers a day.
Luxembers can expect improved travel and reduced fuel costs for the first time since Qatari authorities began operating the airport in March 2020, the company said.
Qatari Airways operates the Luxembro airport, one of the largest in the world.
The Luxember, the second busiest airport in Europe, has served more than three million passengers since its inception in 2009.
Qatar Airways is expected by 2020 to begin operating its third and final airport in Dubai, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
The new agreement means that the Luxembank is expected be operational by 2023.
The company said it would provide a list of airlines that will operate Luxembrans airports to the Luxember Regional Council of Luxembourg, which will also have to sign off on the deal.
Luxember’s airport is scheduled to open in 2023, while Dubai is scheduled for opening in 2024.
The agreement was signed in Luxembourg on Jan. 22.
“Luxemburg is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Airways,” the company’s director of marketing, Anne van der Hoeven, said in the statement.
“The agreement will make Luxembe an airport with enhanced infrastructure and enhanced services.
Luxembanks new airport will have a fully operational terminal, and a number of airlines will be able to operate there.”