Transatlantic Business Jet Flights Expanded

10th Mar 2003

An expansion of its business jet flights to US destinations is planned by German airline Lufthansa.

From May 19, the carrier is introducing non-stop services for travelers between Munich and New York using 48-seat business jets. The following month, on June 9, there will be a service from Dusseldorf to Chicago.

Lufthansa, which operates the flights with PrivatAir planes, says it is also extending its successful partnership with the Swiss charter company on the popular Dusseldorf-Newark route.

The airline introduced the business-only flights after scheduled services, operated with code-share partner United Airlines, were canceled following the terrorist attacks of September 11.

“The expansion of our unique business jet service is targeted mainly at business travelers. Besides providing a non-stop service, we offer ideal connections to the business centers on the East Coast of the United States and the Mid-West,” said Lufthansa chief executive officer Wolfgang Mayrhuber. “Departure times for the service from Munich and Dusseldorf have been coordinated with feeder flights to these airports.”


Six non-stop flights a week will be operated from the Bavarian capital to New York`s Newark Airport with a flight time of nine hours. The return service to Munich takes seven hours and 45 minutes.



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