“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Lufthansa Inks NetJets Deal
Lufthansa Private Jets has relaunched its partnership with NetJets Europe, following the closure of Swiss Private Aviation, another subsidiary of the German airline. Lufthansa also has announced plans to expand its executive charter service into Middle Eastern and U.S. markets later this year. Under the new deal, Lufthansa passengers will be able to book NetJets flights with as little as 10 hours' notice. The available fleet of more than 150 aircraft in Europe includes Hawker 400XPs, as well as Cessna Citation XLSs and Gulfstream G550s. Lufthansa previously partnered with NetJets from 2005 to late 2007.