Last Sunday, January 16, 2005, PrivatAir launched its new
business class only private airline service between Zurich and New
York's Newark airport on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines.
The route is operated on an ACMI basis 6 days per week (every day
except Saturday) with a brand new 56 seat Boeing Business Jet
The long haul, all business class concept has proved to be
eminently successful since the launch of first regular
transatlantic routes in 2002 and 2003 in collaboration with
Flight LX 18, which took off from Zurich at 16:45 landed in
Newark at 20:15 (local times), and was fully booked with 56
passengers on board. The return flight (LX 19) left Newark at
21:45, scheduled to arrive in Zurich at 11:30 the next morning.