Private jet business takes off for Lufthansa

Lufthansa Private Jet has written another chapter in its success story with the number of
flights operated in this segment rising by 13 per cent in 2006.Up to ten private aircraft
were booked daily during the year. The highest demand accounting for about 60 per
cent of the total came from point-to-point connections to around 1,000 destinations
in Europe and the Russian Federation. But the number of private jet flights offered
in combination with long-haul services through the Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich hubs
has also increased significantly since
mid-2006. Customer satisfaction scoring over 90 per cent shows how positively
customers are responding to the Lufthansa Private Jet service. “We are delighted
that our innovative product has become so firmly established in the market so soon
after its launch. Lufthansa Private Jet, offering customers à la carte mobility, has
meantime become a firm fixture in our full-service strategy,” observed Thierry
Antinori, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales at Lufthansa Passenger
Airlines. “Our customers appreciate especially the opportunity of enjoying the
exclusive Lufthansa First-Class amenities on the Private Jet service and making
their journey even more comfortable.”

The accord with NetJets is consequently being extended for a further five-year term
and cooperation intensified with the private jet provider. From now on, more jets
will be on call, daily, in order to accommodate increased demand for the Lufthansa
Private Jet service. In future, the Falcon 2000, which seats up to ten passengers in
comfort, will also be available to customers daily.