It’s all too easy to forget that LH was the instigator of the all-business class flight on long-haul routes. Launched a number of years ago these flights (operated by B737s or A319s chartered from Swiss carrier Privatair) initially operated across the Atlantic from Dusseldorf/Munich to cities like New York and Chicago.
More recently the US cities were dropped in favour of Pune and Mumbai in India while a third destination, Tashkent, will start soon albeit operated by a two-class Privatair B737.
But LH is no longer the only European carrier operating all-business class. There is now BA flying London City to New York with an A318, Swiss flying Zurich-New York with a Privatair B737 and KLM flying Amsterdam-Houston also with a Privatair B737.