Private Jet Charter Costs

Private jet charter costs can vary significantly based on numerous factors. However, the global market is huge, and you can easily find an airplane to suit your needs and costs.

Benefits of a Private Jet

Chartering a private jet has countless benefits. The biggest advantage by far is the time savings. When you fly private you miss all the queues and get priority treatment everywhere. On top of this, you’re able to request any amenities that you desire alongside the already lavish experience.

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Types of Aircraft

There are four core type of jets which you can hire and use for private air charter. You can see the average hourly cost below, as well as more detailed information further down.

Light Jets $2,000 – $3,500
Midsize Jets $3,000 – $6,000
Large Jets $5,000 – $11,000
VIP Airliners $15,000+

Turboprops

Turboprops are aircraft powered by, usually two turbine propeller engines. They traditionally seat six to eight passengers and have a range of three hours. Since these are simpler than most airplanes they also cost considerably less. As an added bonus, you might even like the look of the aircraft compared to traditional planes.

Very Light Jets, Light Jets, and Super Light Jets

Very Light Jets (VLJs) are ideal for short day trips with minimal passengers and luggage. They are able to fly 3 to 4 passengers for 3 hours. Light Jets and Super Light Jets are very similar and primarily vary in passenger capacity and size.

Midsize Jets, and Super Midsize Jets

Midsize and Super Midsize jets are designed for larger groups of people for medium length journeys. They offer flight for up to 10 passengers and can fly 5 hours nonstop. Some super-midsize jet aircraft have longer ranges.

Large Jets, and Ultra Long Range Jets

As the name implies Large Jets and Ultra Long Range Jets are designed for large range transport of a large group of people. Generally speaking, this is for 10+ people doing transatlantic flights.

VIP Airliners

As the name implies, this is the top of the crop. VIP Airliners can seat anywhere between 16 and 80 passengers anywhere between 3000 and 6000 miles.

What Determines the Private Jet Charter Cost

The following are all the factors that contribute to the price of your charter:

  • Aircraft type
  • Journey Length
  • In-Flight Options
  • Concierge Services
  • Airport Fees
  • Crew Fees
  • Plane Fees

What Determines the Cost of a Private Jet Flight

Determining the cost of a private jet is no easy feat. Here are the main factors that go into determining the cost of a private jet

Length of the Journey

The biggest factor that determines the cost of your flight is the distance between your takeoff and landing point. More specifically, the time it takes to cover it. Whether you’re flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo, San Francisco to Panama, or Las Vegas to Venezuala for the most part it doesn’t matter. What’s important is flight time.

Type of Aircraft

The second biggest factor that goes into determining the cost of your flight is the type and size of the airplane. You can see an in-depth list of the types available below. The simple rule is the bigger the plane, the more expensive it is.

Concierge Services

When flying private you have the option to book a range of additional services to make your travel even more comfortable and relaxing.

In-Flight Catering

Snacks and beverages are included by default on all private flights. However, it’s possible to request additional catering. The limit here is only your imagination. Whether you want only yellow M&M or your grandma’s favorite recipe made, it’s achievable. For custom, catering expect an additional $150 per person and upwards.

Ground Transportation

If you’d like assistance with travel to and from the airport, then this can also be arranged. As with catering, almost anything can be achieved. Whether you’d like to be taken to the airport in a limousine or a Lamborghini this can be arranged. Luxury transportation to and from your accommodation will make sure you always arrive in style. If you’re making a round trip, depending on the airport, it’s also possible to arrange secure parking.

Additional Concierge Services

It’s also possible to arrange additional services with your flights. Whether you’d like a five-star hotel, a celebrity to fly with you, or something else, we’ll try and help you arrange it.

Airport Fees

Airports have set usage fees for airplanes landing and departing from there. These fees go towards maintaining the airport and will differ by airport.

Additional Costs

Alongside concierge and airport fees there will be additional costs to consider. Once all of your requirements are discussed, all of these will be included in your price. However, it’s great to be transparent so that you know what the price of your flight is made up of.

Crew Overnight

If you’re making a return trip then you will need to pay for crew overnight fees. The cost of this will be made up of a fee for the pilots and an additional fee for hotels, foods, and expenses. While the pilot fee is fixed, the others can vary significantly. In total this can range from $400/ crew to over $2000.

Short Leg Fees

Using large airplanes for short leg flights is inefficient and impractical from the viewpoint of the plane. However, some customers still require this for one reason or another. If you’d like a short term flight with an extremely large airplane, expect a higher quote than usual.

Hangar Fees

If you’re planning a short term stay, the plane might stay at the airport for the duration. This will incur additional fees

Onboard Services

Most airplanes come with inflight entertainment services. However, if you’d like to use WiFi then this can be expensive while flying. In-flight entertainment can also have additional costs.

Cleaning and De-icing

All airplanes require cleaning after a flight. This is done by professional crews with huge attention to detail. Additionally, if you’re flying from a cold location your plane might require de-icing which can cost anywhere from $1000 to $10000.

International Fees

If you’re flying internationally your flight will incur some additional costs. This will be for various permits, customs, immigration fees, and anything else your country of destination requires.

Fuel Surcharge

Fuel prices change regularly. While this isn’t as noticeable with a car, it can make a huge difference with a plane. Just a 10 cent increase in fuel price can mean a $5000 difference in pricing. The closer you book to your flight date, the smaller the included fuel surcharge will be.

How to Charter a Private Aircraft?

Chartering a private aircraft is simple. Just get in contact with us with all of your needs and requirements and we will provide the most accurate private jet charter cost. You can comfortably sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight!


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