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Business Travellers More and More Take Place in The Backseats of Planes

( Kitzingen, Germany, July 12, 2007. Airlines once had started up the Business Class product for their business travellers. However business travellers get less and less into the pleasure of front row comforts.

Today, within Europe more than 80 percent of all business travellers must take place in Economy Class - tendency climbing. This was found out by the special interest magazine »Der Mobilitätsmanager« ( On the other hand in 2003 still every third business traveller was authorized flying Business Class.

„The saving measures of enterprises all in the last caused in the last five years an increasing change in travel class, says Gernot Zielonka, Chief Editor of »Der Mobilitätsmanager«.

On the other hand it looks quite different if it comes to long distance flights. Indeed, the part of the business travellers who may fly Business Class has sunk in the last years, however compared with the European traffic, only marginal. Today, on long distance every second business traveller still takes place in the Business Class. Four years ago this value was still close to 58 percent.

However, for airlines this must not be from disadvantage. Lufthansa for example carried in 2006 only a total of 14,2 percent of their passengers in Business or First Class (previous year 15,1 percent), however these contributed 41,3 percent to the turnover (Previous year 39,1 percent).

The complete analysis has been published in the 12th July 2007 issue of « Der Mobilitätsmanager«.

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About »Der Mobilitätsmanager«
»Der Mobilitätsmanager« is the special interest magazine in the German-speaking area, which considers enterprise mobility in their entirety. Official trips with airplane, railways, company- or rental cars, congresses and meetings as well as the virtual communication pertain to that. The branch title defines himself as a competent partner for decision makers in Travel-, Event- and Fleet Management. Travel Managers in large enterprises belong to the readers as well as small and medium size businesses. As an advisor with special knowledge »Der Mobilitätsmanager« supplies first hand practical assistance - month for month and daily online.

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