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PrivatAir - All Business Class Flights from Europe

P rivatAir is an air operator which runs mid-haul all-business class scheduled services from Germany, Switzerland and Bahrain on behalf of some major carriers - Lufthansa, Swiss and Gulfair. As part of our series on all-business airline services, let's take a look at the Privatair all-business concept...

Lufthansa-Privatair services from Germany - In 2002 Lufthansa and Privatair joined forces to set up the first transatlantic "all-business" scheduled service between Dusseldorf and New York Newark. Whilst that particular route was discontinued in 2008, Lufthansa and Privatair have continued operating a number of all business services from Germany - with a focus on low volume, high yield business routes to the Middle East, Africa and India.

On these Lufthansa routes, Privatair operates Boeing Business Jet 2 BBJ2s (based on the 737-800) with 56 "lie-flat" seats on board in a 2-2 configuration. These services are considered to be standard Lufthansa business class flights and can be booked on Lufthansa's website or using one of the large online agents. Miles & More frequent flyers can earn miles on these services.

Lufthansa-Privatair services to March 2012
RouteFlight CodeFrequency
Frankfurt (FRA) - AccraLH 566Daily
Accra (ACC) - FrankfurtLH 567Daily
Frankfurt - LibrevilleLH 588up to 5x weekly
Libreville (LBV) - Pointe NoireLH 588up to 5x weekly
Pointe Noire (PNR) - LibrevilleLH 589up to 5x weekly
Libreville - FrankfurtLH 589up to 5x weekly
Frankfurt - PuneLH 768 4x weekly
Pune (PNQ )- BucharestLH 769 4x weekly
Bucharest (BBU) - FrankfurtLH 769 4x weekly
Frankfurt - DammamLH 626 4x weekly
Dammam (DMM) - FrankfurtLH 627 4x weekly

Swiss-Privatair service from Switzerland - A flight between Zurich and New York Newark is operated by Privatair using a similar 56 seat BBJ2 on behalf of Swiss. This can be booked on the Lufthansa and Swiss websites or other online agents. Miles & More miles can be earned on this flight.

Swiss-Privatair services to March 2012
RouteFlight CodeFrequency
Zurich (ZRH) - NewarkLX 18 6x weekly
Newark (EWR ) - ZurichLX 196x weekly

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Gulf Air-Privatair service from Bahrain - There are currently 2 all-business services from Bahrain to Europe. Privatair uses a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) on these routes equipped with 44 seats in a 2-2 configuration.

Gulf Air-Privatair services to March 2012
RouteFlight CodeFrequency
Geneva (GVA) - BahrainGF 223x weekly
Bahrain (BAH) - GenevaGF 233x weekly
Copenhagen (CPH) - BahrainGF 264x weekly
Bahrain - Copenhagen GF 274x weekly

PrivatAir were running an all-business class BBJ service for KLM on the Amsterdam-Houston oil route - this service was discontinued in October 2011.

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