Lufthansa To Use Citations, CRJs for Bizjet Service

 - March 11, 2008, 12:14 PM

German-based airline Lufthansa has ordered two Cessna Citation CJ3 and two Citation XLS+ business jets for its Private Jet service, which offers connections and point-to-point travel to first-class passengers in Europe. The new fleet will also include three Citation CJ1+s that were part of an earlier Lufthansa order for training purposes. All Cessna deliveries are expected between this month and December. Lufthansa will also convert two of its Bombardier CRJ200s to VIP-configured business jets. Lufthansa Private Jet’s cabin interiors will be configured with four to 12 seats and will feature the same kind of materials and colors as those used in the first-class sections aboard the company’s airliners. In addition to a nine-strong fleet, the firm will continue to outsource some flights to DC Aviation, the Stuttgart-based executive charter operator that replaced NetJets Europe when the fractional provider terminated its contract with Lufthansa last year.