Lufthansa announced that its popular all-business class service from Newark will now serve Frankfurt non-stop beginning October 28, 2007. In addition, current Lufthansa Business Jet flights between Newark and Munich will be replaced with a three-class Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft to accommodate increased demand in all categories on the route.
Lufthansa pioneered the all-business class concept in 2002 with the launch of Business Jet flights between Newark and Dusseldorf.
The new “shuttle” service between Newark and Frankfurt will offer business travelers more travel options between the New York area, Frankfurt and beyond. Lufthansa will operate its newest, all-business class flight with a Boeing 737-700 that has been retrofitted as a Business Jet. Flight LH 485 will depart Newark daily (excluding Saturdays) at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 5:40 a.m. the next morning, giving travelers a full day in Europe. The return flight, LH 484, will depart Frankfurt at 8:15 a.m. local time—offering Lufthansa’s earliest departure to the New York area and the United States—and arrive in Newark at 11:45 a.m., just in time for lunch.
Travelers can expect premium comfort on board, with 44 lie-flat seats that provide a near-horizontal sleeping surface measuring six feet by six inches long. Thanks to the spacious cabin layout, passengers can relax in a quiet atmosphere with individualized amenities. Bigger seat pitches, more-generous table tops, power plugs for notebooks and reading lamps integrated into the seats provide an enhanced working environment. All Lufthansa Business Jet flights are also now equipped with new, high-quality in-flight entertainment systems.
The small number of passengers onboard each Business Jet flight allows for short boarding and de-boarding times and hassle-free connections from Frankfurt to more than 91 destinations around Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa; and from Newark and beyond through Lufthansa’s Star Alliance partners, United and US Airways.
In May 2002, Lufthansa introduced its all-business class flights to accommodate the growing needs of business travelers. Operated by the Swiss VIP carrier PrivatAir, Business Jet service offers 48 seats in an Airbus A319 on all routes from Chicago and Newark to Dusseldorf, and 44 seats in a Boeing 737 from Newark to Munich. Convenient routes and flight schedules offer seamless connections to numerous destinations within Europe and beyond.
One of the world’s largest airlines, Lufthansa flies to some 192 destinations in 78 countries, including 19 North American gateways. Orlando will become Lufthansa’s 20th North American gateway on October 30, 2007. Together with its partners, Lufthansa serves 416 destinations in more than 98 countries worldwide. An industry leader known for its focus on innovation, Lufthansa in March 2005 launched Lufthansa Private Jet, which provides travelers arriving in the airline’s Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich hubs with exclusive seamless travel by private plane to more than 1,000 airports in Europe, Israel and the Russian Federation. With 15 aircraft on order, Lufthansa will be the largest European operator of the Airbus A380. It is also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, with first deliveries starting in 2010.