Lufthansa has launched a new flight that will land at Newark, only ten kilometres from the Big Apple.Until 31 March 2008, passengers travelling on this flight can also book a free helicopter or limousine service from the airport to Manhattan. The helicopter will take passengers either to East 34th Street or to the East River Piers. Alternatively, a specially equipped limousine with extra legroom is available to take passengers swiftly to their desired destination in Manhattan.
Thanks to the early arrival time and the exclusive shuttle services into the city, the day in New York can begin as early as noon, in time for a working lunch or business meetings. This will enable business travellers, in particular, to schedule important appointments in the city, even when time is short. Passengers who opt to take Lufthansa’s late-evening return flight departing at 22.25 hrs can be back in Frankfurt by 10.50 hrs the following morning.
Lufthansa is offering this additional flight in an all-Business Class configuration with a Boeing 737 that has been refitted as a Business Jet. The aircraft is equipped with 44 modern “lie-flat” seats, which when fully reclined provide an almost horizontal sleeping surface measuring two metres (6’6”) in length. More generous tabletop areas, power ports for notebooks as well as a reading lamp that is integrated into the seat create ideal conditions for travellers to work during the flight and prepare for business meetings.