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January 24, 2012updated Feb 11, 2013

Lufthansa introduces Lufthansa Private Jet service to North America

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

East Meadow, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Announced today, Lufthansa will introduce its premium Lufthansa Private Jet service to the North American market on February 1, 2012. Made possible by an expanded relationship with NetJets® Inc., the worldwide leader in private aviation, the new service builds upon the popular Lufthansa Private Jet product that is already operated in Europe in conjunction with NetJets Europe.* Lufthansa Private Jet will provide flights tailored to the customer’s itinerary throughout North America on a world-class fleet of aircraft managed and operated by NetJets.** Lufthansa Private Jet service in North America is available through an interchange program with NetJets Europe. Travel can be booked through Lufthansa and in seamless combination with transatlantic flights arriving or departing from the 21 North America destinations serviced by Lufthansa and SWISS or for direct point-to-point travel within the North America coverage area, which includes over 3,000 airports.***

“Lufthansa Private Jet has been hugely successful in Europe, enhancing the region’s luxury travel options with service to more than 1,000 destinations in Europe and the Russian Federation,” said Jürgen Siebenrock, Vice President The Americas. “Lufthansa and NetJets complement each other’s product offerings and, with this partnership expansion, premium passengers in North America can also access the same flexible, convenient and tailored Lufthansa Private Jet experience.”

With Lufthansa Private Jet, a dedicated customer care service team provides a unique single point of contact to fully address all passenger needs, from flight arrangements to ground transportation and special requests. Moreover, the price structure is based on the aircraft and estimated flight time, and imposes no additional charges per traveler or as the result of delays or other unforeseen circumstances.

Passengers also enjoy many ground services that are exclusive to Lufthansa Private Jet, including a personal escort and VIP transfer service between the long-haul Lufthansa and Private Jet flights, as well as access to Lufthansa’s award-winning premium lounges and 2/3 partner lounges when traveling via one of Lufthansa’s 21 North American gateways. For an additional charge, limousine service from the airport to the traveler’s final destination is also available.

Through the relationship with NetJets, Lufthansa Private Jet provides access to the world’s largest and most diverse private jet fleet. The aircraft in the NetJets fleet vary in size and range to suit individual requirements, including the light cabin Hawker 400XP, midsize cabin Cessna Citation X, and large cabin Gulfstream G450/G400/GIV-SP as well as the Gulfstream G550/GV which accommodates up to 14 passengers.

Lufthansa Private Jet maintains the distinguished touches premium passengers have come to expect from the airline, including Lufthansa’s trademark First Class rose that greets each guest. A dedicated flight attendant is available on all large cabin aircraft. Lufthansa Private Jet passengers accrue 10,000 Miles & More status and HON miles per flight leg.

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