Lufthansa responds to NY competition

Starting this
winter, Lufthansa passengers will be able to take an even earlier flight
to New York (Newark), landing at 11.45a.mBusiness travellers, in particular, will benefit from the early arrival
time, which will give them greater flexibility to plan their
appointments. “The early arrival time in New York will enable our
passengers to make the most of the day from noon onwards,” explains Dr.
Karl Rudolf Rupprecht, Head of Hub Management Frankfurt, Lufthansa
Passenger Airlines. The new service will be introduced on 28 October
2007, when the winter timetable goes into effect.

Lufthansa will operate this additional, all-Business Class flight with a
Boeing 737 that has been refitted as a Business Jet. The aircraft has 44
modern lie-flat seats. When fully reclined, these provide an almost
horizontal sleeping surface measuring two metres (6’6”) in length.
Bigger seat pitches, more generous table-top areas, power ports for
notebooks as well as a reading lamp that is integrated into the seat
provide ideal conditions for business travellers to work during the
flight. Thanks to the spacious layout of the cabin, passengers travel in
an extremely quiet and relaxed atmosphere and can enjoy an individual
inflight service. Thanks to the small number of passengers on each
flight, boarding and de-boarding times are short.

Flights depart Frankfurt daily except Saturdays at 8.15 hrs and arrive
in Newark at 11.45 hrs. Each day the new connection will be the first
Lufthansa flight to land in New York. The return flight is scheduled for
15.55 hrs, touching down in Frankfurt the following day at 5.40 hrs.
These flights can, of course, be combined with any of the existing
services between New York and Frankfurt or Munich. Besides the Business
Jet service three more daily flights will operate on this route with all
three cabin classes.

A return flight from Frankfurt to New York with a Lufthansa Business Jet
can be booked at regular Business Class rates, starting at 2,069 euros.
This fare applies to tickets booked online at and
includes all taxes, charges and the Lufthansa Ticket Service Charge of
15 euros. Miles & More members will have miles credited to their
account. Information about Lufthansa flight reservations can also be
obtained from the Lufthansa Call Center on 0180 - LUFTHANSA (0180 5 83
84 26), Lufthansa-designated travel agencies or Lufthansa sales counters
at airports.