1millionflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
If Lufthansa going to expand the BBJ or other dedicated business class only product beyond the existing Privitair arrangement?
Lufthansa to reveal planned partnership with US' NetJets - report
FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Xetra: 823212.DE - news) is
set to reveal within the next few
weeks plans to form a partnership with US private jet company NetJets,
Handelsblatt newspaper said in a report to be published tomorrow,
without citing its sources.
A Lufthansa spokesman confirmed talks have been going on for some time
several business airplane companies, the newspaper said.
'We are looking at the details of the concept. But there has been no
decision yet,' the spokesman said.
Mark Booth, head of NetJets' European operations, said a cooperation
Lufthansa would be 'very sensible'.
NetJets -- which is owned by US tycoon Warren Buffet -- hopes to boost
customer base in Europe to 1,000 from 600 by the end of 2005.
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2143 times:
Since the service level of German and European feeder flights have decreased a lot over the years, LH was looking for something adequate to transport it's first class passengers to it's hubs in FRA and MUC.
For a first stage it is planned to use NetJets for flying first class passengers from other German airports to MUC. FRA lacks slots for such an service so far, although most of their long hauls with first class depart in FRA.
Maybe at a later stage NetJets will also come in from other European cities.