““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
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.