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Lufthansa and BusinessJet Class Sign Private Jet Agreement
New York, April 4, 2006- BusinessJet Class, the first marketing and automated distribution system for private jet charter, has signed an agreement with Lufthansa, the first commercial carrier to offer its own private jet service, Lufthansa Private Jet.  This agreement now gives travel agents the ability to book Lufthansa scheduled flights in conjunction with Lufthansa Private Jet flights, seamlessly and exclusively on the BusinessJet Class reservation system.

“We are very excited to be working with BusinessJet Class to provide our travel agent partners with automated access to Lufthansa Private Jet services. Lufthansa Private Jet is a premium, customized service designed to meet the growing needs of passengers who value time, flexibility and quality when traveling throughout Europe," said Lori Schultz, Premium Niche Product Manager at Lufthansa.  "Features include individual choice of catering, transit service, as well as separate Passport and security checks." 
 
Now for the first time, agents can shop from a single display, a complete itinerary originating in any of the 3500+ general aviation airports in the US to any of the 1000+ destinations in Europe offered by Lufthansa Private Jet. The BusinessJet Class reservation system will automatically build the itineraries from the point of origin, through the most appropriate LH Gateway in the US, and the most adequate LH hub in Germany.
 
“BusinessJet Class envisions the future of air transportation as a network that seamlessly combines scheduled airline flights and on-demand private air charter service.  Lufthansa Private Jet is the first application of this concept,” said George J. Khairallah, President of BusinessJet BusinessJet Class in making the announcement.  “According to a study by JD Power and Associates, 45 percent of all private jet flights are booked in conjunction with long haul commercial flights.  We created the BusinessJet Class distribution system with the specific intention of automating and facilitating the sale of this integrated product.”
 
To celebrate this agreement and emphasize BusinessJet Class’ commitment to the travel agency community, BusinessJet Class will offer its appointed agents a 5% commission on all Lufthansa First Class transatlantic segments booked through BusinessJet Class in conjunction with a US Domestic private jet.
 
Lufthansa is offering a $500 incentive for every LH Private Jet booked in conjunction with a Lufthansa First Class transatlantic segment, maximum benefit per round trip, $1000.
 
About BusinessJet Class – www.businessjetclass.com
BusinessJet Class private jet charter GDS allows travel agents to book private jets via the Internet.  No special equipment is needed and there is no membership fee or advance financial commitment required.  BusinessJet Class’ automated distribution system matches the functionality of commercial airline GDS capabilities, and allows travel professionals to price, quote and book charter.

About Lufthansa
From its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, Lufthansa serves more than 355 destinations in over 90 countries worldwide, including 19 North American gateways.  Introduced in March, 2005 and quickly expanded to Frankfurt, Lufthansa Private Jet is registering steady demand and performing above expectations. For more information, visit lufthansa-private-jet.com or call 888-261-0814.

Contact:

Stephanie Seacord 
Leading Edge 
135 Piscassic Road (Box 960) 
Newfields NH 03856 
Telephone: (603) 772-1835 
Fax: (603) 772-7066 
Email: sseacord@lemd.com

Also See: BusinessJet Class Signs Agreement with Meridian Air Charter / November 2005
Rich Worldwide Travel Direct Adds BusinessJet Class Private Air Charter GDS Capability / August 2005
BusinessJet Class Signs Agreement with Executive Fliteways / July 2005
BusinessJet Class Adds Guaranteed Aircraft Availability Pricing / June 2005
The Travel Authority Inc. Becomes BusinessJet Class Subscriber / May 2005
New BusinessJet Class Web Site is Insiders Air Charter Resource / May 2005
BusinessJet Class Announces Association with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. / April 2005
BusinessJet Class Puts Jet Charter Booking Online for Travel Agents / March 2005

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