|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
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.
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.
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.