From this winter Lufthansa Business Jet as first New York flight of the day
As the saying goes – the early bird catches the worm. Starting this winter, Lufthansa passengers will be able to take an even earlier flight to New York (Newark), landing already at 11.45 hrs (local time). Business travellers, in particular, will benefit from the early arrival time, which will give them greater flexibility to plan their appointments. “The early arrival time in New York will enable our passengers to make the most of the day from noon onwards,” explains Dr. Karl Rudolf Rupprecht, Head of Hub Management Frankfurt, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. The new service will be introduced on 28 October 2007, when the winter timetable goes into effect.
Lufthansa will operate this additional, all-Business Class flight with a Boeing 737 that has been refitted as a Business Jet. The aircraft has 44 modern lie-flat seats. When fully reclined, these provide an almost horizontal sleeping surface measuring two metres (6’6”) in length. Bigger seat pitches, more generous table-top areas, power ports for notebooks as well as a reading lamp that is integrated into the seat provide ideal conditions for business travellers to work during the flight. Thanks to the spacious layout of the cabin, passengers travel in an extremely quiet and relaxed atmosphere and can enjoy an individual inflight service. Thanks to the small number of passengers on each flight, boarding and de-boarding times are short.
Flights depart Frankfurt daily except Saturdays at 8.15 hrs and arrive in Newark at 11.45 hrs. Each day the new connection will be the first Lufthansa flight to land in New York. The return flight is scheduled for 15.55 hrs, touching down in Frankfurt the following day at 5.40 hrs. These flights can, of course, be combined with any of the existing services between New York and Frankfurt or Munich. Besides the Business Jet service three more daily flights will operate on this route with all three cabin classes.
A return flight from Frankfurt to New York with a Lufthansa Business Jet can be booked at regular Business Class rates, starting at 2,069 euros. This fare applies to tickets booked online at www.lufthansa.com and includes all taxes, charges and the Lufthansa Ticket Service Charge of 15 euros. Miles & More members will have miles credited to their account. Information about Lufthansa flight reservations can also be obtained from the Lufthansa Call Center on 0180 – LUFTHANSA (0180 5 83 84 26), Lufthansa-designated travel agencies or Lufthansa sales counters at airports.