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Lufthansa in wetlease accord with Swiss PrivatAir airline

Starting June 17, Lufthansa<.> is resuming nonstop flights between Dusseldorf and…

Starting June 17, Lufthansa<.> is resuming nonstop flights between Dusseldorf and New York`s Newark airport. The route will be served daily, except Tuesdays, under flight code LH 408/409 with a highly modern Boeing 737-700 operated by Swiss cooperation partner PrivatAir.

Flight time on US-bound flights is 8 hours 30 minutes and on the return trip to Germany 7 hours 35 minutes.

The Business Jet in operation on the route is equipped with 48 Business-Class seats. So Lufthansa is offering customers for the first time an intercontinental flight as a purely Business Class service, which measures up to Lufthansa`s high security and product standards.

The cooperation with PrivatAir will allow us to accommodate customer demand for a nonstop connection from North Rhine-Westphalia to New York and we are delighted to be able to serve the route economically in cooperation with a partner airline, commented Lufthansa Executive Vice President Sales Thierry Antinori, on the forthcoming resumption of the Dusseldorf-Newark nonstop flights.

PrivatAir has years of experience in the VIP and Executive Charter business and flies, among others, between Geneva and North America. Based in Geneva, the Swiss airline operates five aircraft, including three 737-700 jets, which are serviced by Lufthansa`s MRO arm, Lufthansa Technik. The aircraft are designed both technically and for the highest passenger comfort on long-haul flights. Under the wetlease accord with Lufthansa, PrivatAir will provide both aircraft and crew.

All in all in the summer, Lufthansa is again laying on six daily flights ex Germany to New York, the first takes off in Dusseldorf at 10.00 hours. Alongside the nonstop connections ex Dusseldorf, Newark is served daily by flights from Frankfurt. Lufthansa also operates three daily flights from Frankfurt and one daily from Munich to John F. Kennedy airport. Feeder flights from Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin have been timed to connect with this flight and make it a very attractive offer, explained Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Senior Vice President Network Management.

With those flight schedules, Lufthansa is offering customers comprehensive, attractive and entirely flexible air services to and from New York.

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