Lufthansa, NetJets Link Up

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Lufthansa Private Jet is the name; flexibility and comfort for the German carrier's customers is the game. The new service is a partnership with U.S.-based NetJets and its European operation to provide private jets from more than 1,000 airports around Europe to Lufthansa’s Munich hub to board connecting flights there in first or business class to destinations around the globe. Similarly, passengers arriving in Munich can take a NetJets plane to their final destination. The new service goes into effect March 29. “Business travellers are attaching a growing importance to sovereign command of their time. Many of our customers want maximum flexibility in their travel planning. In NetJets, we have found an ideal partner for this segment," said Lufthansa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Mayrhuber on inking the agreement with the fractional operator. NetJets' Richard Santulli added, “We are delighted to be partners with Lufthansa -- ensuring their most valuable customers have extraordinary choice and flexibility. We are especially thrilled that Lufthansa selected NetJets as its partner -- as no one knows more about aviation in Germany." The new operation will go through some six months of market tests in operating flights targeting a select group of the scheduled carrier's first- and business-class passengers.