Business Travel Tech Talk London, 16 October,
Business Travel Awards Europe, 30 October, JW
3rd Annual Business Travel Intelligence Summit
PRIVATAIR, who operate the Lufthansa business class only flights, stole the show at EBACE (see Bookajet above) last week touting the ultimate in transatlantic first class travel ” 16-seat configured Airbus A319LR or Boeing Business Jets. Dave Kinson, PrivatAir COO for Europe, says the company is promoting this concept as an alternative to Concorde, offering the very highest in service standards for the top-paying clients. Every passenger will have individual plasma screen TVs, ideally with ”live” feed; DVD player, satcom communications and airborne internet, with the aircraft split into three sections including a lounge and bar; a forward section with four private two-place cabins and full-size beds. PrivatAir”s aim is to recapture the glory days of Clipper Class and Imperial Flying Boats with service akin to that offered on the Orient Express. Also at Geneva, Bombardier was promoting the ”Transatlantic Express”, said to be the world”s first fixed-price business jet charter between Western Europe and North America. From New York it is non-stop to the European city of your choice for up to 10 passengers with no terminal hassle at either end and a high degree of luxury.