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.
|Frankfurt (FRA) - Accra||LH 566||Daily|
|Accra (ACC) - Frankfurt||LH 567||Daily|
|Frankfurt - Libreville||LH 588||up to 5x weekly|
|Libreville (LBV) - Pointe Noire||LH 588||up to 5x weekly|
|Pointe Noire (PNR) - Libreville||LH 589||up to 5x weekly|
|Libreville - Frankfurt||LH 589||up to 5x weekly|
|Frankfurt - Pune||LH 768||4x weekly|
|Pune (PNQ )- Bucharest||LH 769||4x weekly|
|Bucharest (BBU) - Frankfurt||LH 769||4x weekly|
|Frankfurt - Dammam||LH 626||4x weekly|
|Dammam (DMM) - Frankfurt||LH 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.
|Zurich (ZRH) - Newark||LX 18||6x weekly|
|Newark (EWR ) - Zurich||LX 19||6x weekly|
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.
|Geneva (GVA) - Bahrain||GF 22||3x weekly|
|Bahrain (BAH) - Geneva||GF 23||3x weekly|
|Copenhagen (CPH) - Bahrain||GF 26||4x weekly|
|Bahrain - Copenhagen||GF 27||4x 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.