Privatair business jet
Privatair SA , is a Swiss scheduled and charter airline based in Meyrin , which uses aircraft for Lufthansa , Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Saudia and various other large EU based airlines. In addition the company operates business jets as well as crew and pilot training facilities. PrivatAir SA is a registered air carrier with two licenses ( Air Operator Certificate ) in Switzerland ( Federal Office of Civil Aviation ) and through its subsidiary PrivatAir GmbH in Germany ( Luftfahrt-Bundesamt ).
PrivatAir was founded in 1977 as a corporate flying division of the Latsis family under the name Petrolair. In 1979, air traffic began on a Boeing 737-200 and offered business travel flights. In 1989, a Boeing 757 and a Gulfstream IV were added and the name was changed to PrivatAir. On June 1, 1995, the company was then licensed by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation as a commercial airline .
From June 2002 to June 2008, Privatair operated on behalf of Lufthansa a non-stop transatlantic service from Düsseldorf to Newark near New York City . To record this was the first transatlantic flight, which took off exclusively with Business Class . For this purpose the German subsidiary PrivatAir GmbH with legal seat in Duesseldorf , Germany was created, which operated not only the four Airbus in own responsibility, but was responsible for all maintenance of the group airplanes. In addition the company added three Boeing business jets .