The Private Jet Set

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Just recently, Lufthansa unveiled the world's only terminal exclusively for first-class passengers, and announced the start of business-class-only flights across the Atlantic. But not content with these moves to court well-heeled customers, it's played another ace: access to Europe's largest fleet of private jets.

Lufthansa's new private-jet service ( is operated by NetJets, which pioneered fractional ownership of business aircraft in 1986, and counts among its 5,000 shareholders the likes of Bono and Madonna. The service enables first-class passengers flying into Lufthansa's Frankfurt and Munich hubs to connect onward to more than 1,000...

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