How Much Does It Cost To Charter A Private Jet?


Private Jet Travel Is Simply Amazing,

With a seamless, fast and hassle-free check-in (plus no baggage fees), free and up-close parking and no change or cancellation fees, availing yourself of a private jet service (such as Executive Fliteways offers) saves you time and money. You can arrive at the airport just 15 minutes before your scheduled take-off, meet your pilots, enjoy caviar – or whatever else that strikes your fancy – while you’re in the air and before you know it, you’ve arrived on time and in style.

But how much does it cost to charter a jet? Hourly charter rates vary from about $1,200 to $10,000 per flight hour, depending on the type of aircraft you charter. Trip minimums are 2.0 flight hours per day. Additional charges may include overnights, landing and parking fees, catering, fuel surcharges, cabin attendant fees and Federal Excise Tax.

Flying privately has gotten easier – and more cost effective, with lower prices opening up the private jet market to even more users. There may be more than 30% of the nearly 135,000 private jet flights flying empty each month and these empty legs being sold by various chartered companies at discounted prices, being able to find flights that suit your travel requirements easily has been a challenge. EFI's platform allows customers to ask for an available flight to thousands of destinations across the world and see a guide price of how much it will cost. Typically empty leg flights cost up to 50%-60% less than a usual private jet flight.

When you think about private jets, you probably fall into one of 2 categories: Either you don’t know how costly it is to own and operate a jet or you do know and don’t know how anybody could spend so much to fly privately.

If you’re the former, here are the facts: The cost of a new jet will range from $3 million to $90 million or more. The world’s most expensive private jet belongs to Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. This $500 million aircraft includes a two-car garage, a stable for horses and camels and a prayer room that rotates so it always faces Mecca.

But the cost to purchase a jet isn’t the real money drain. Operating and maintaining it will set you back $700,000 to $4 million per year.

Although most jet owners purchase used models, the cost puts private ownership out of the range of most but the smallest fraction of the world’s richest people – and some large corporations. But as the economy has improved, so has the aviation business. The industry is growing though - at about 2% per year - but still remains down about 5% from pre-recession levels.

Our private jet charter team delivers a custom, one-on-one, collaborative experience to busy corporate executives, executive assistants and leisure flyers. Our services cater to private business and leisure travelers across the globe, working to arrange charter flights anywhere in the United States, Caribbean and around the world. We’re committed to arranging the best charter flights while maintaining the highest standards regarding safety, privacy and comfort.

Where only one meeting in one city is possible on a commercially-scheduled airline itinerary, a corporate jet allows two or three business encounters in the same day, with the bonus of usable work time on the aircraft between destinations, since privacy and discretion are priorities on a corporate aircraft. The returns to the company that invests in its own aircraft, either through ownership or charter are great.

Private jet charters allow greater flexibility when traveling for business and provide service to hundreds of airports that commercial airlines do not have access to. This places employees on the ground closer to where they need to be. As a result, this generates savings in ground transportation and quite often in accommodation fees as well. It also enables employees to bypass agonizing long airport lines, economizing businesses and its employees in terms of time, stress and money.

Did you know that traveling in groups can actually cost less than a commercial flight? A full retail first class ticket, from Boston to San Diego can cost about $3,500 for one seat. A one-way flight in a 12 passenger GIV jet can cost as little as $25,000 for the whole plane…this comes to a little over $2,000 a seat. The next time you need to get a group coast to coast… give us a call and find out if it makes sense for your itinerary. Unfortunately because we manage so many aircraft and there are so many airports worldwide, we are unable to give specific rates for each jet and each destination around the world.

Private jet charters allow greater flexibility when traveling for business and provide service to hundreds of airports that commercial airlines do not have access to. This places employees on the ground closer to where they need to be. As a result, this generates savings in ground transportation and quite often in accommodation fees as well. It also enables employees to bypass agonizing long airport lines, economizing businesses and its employees in terms of time, stress and money.

The cost to charter a jet plane can range anywhere from about $1,200 to about $10,000 per billable flight hour - depending on the size of the jet. That range includes a variety of aircraft from turboprops to the most expensive luxury business heavy jets.

Cost is generally the bottom line concern of most businesses. The costs of executive private jet charters are comparable, in many instances, to first class flight tickets per person with the benefit of the time saving process of leaving on your timetable with the ability to drive almost right up to the jet for boarding, rather than going through prolonged security checkpoints at the airport.

Private planes can generally fly directly to the location where you need to conduct business. This saves time and money for employees as car rentals can often be bypassed. More importantly, though, your team can continue working, in private, throughout the flight on private jets, something that’s simply impossible to do on commercial airlines. This makes the travel time itself productive. Empty legs flights, which are return "legs" of flights where passengers only chartered a one-way passage, are another way to save money on a executive jet charter.

Is it actually within your budget to book a private plane? Charter cost information may be hard to find online, but we at EFI offer fast quotes, competitive pricing and the information you need to make an executive decision on whether or not to book. There is no one overall charter flight cost: There is a vast range of possible prices that depend on a variety of factors. Our free price estimator makes it easier to get a better idea of the approximate cost of your charter flight. EFI does not compromise on luxury for price and will offer the most luxurious private jet charter experience at the most competitive price.

A Light Jet: A light jet will hold up to eight people and can travel for between two and three hours without stopping. This range (which is about 2,000 miles) is perfect for most short domestic flights. A plane this size would be around $2,000 to $4,000 per hour.

A Mid-Sized Jet: This plane will fulfill most of our clients’ needs, traveling between three to four hours nonstop while seating up to 10 passengers. Many planes of this size can easily travel about 3,500 miles. This charter plane’s cost is $5,000 to $8,500 per hour.

A Heavy Jet: Do you want to have a full stand-up cabin, seat up to 18 people and be able to travel nonstop for as much as seven to nine hours? When you’re traveling internationally, this is the way to go, as this plane can go more than 4,000 miles. The heavy jet does more and typically has a higher private jet charter cost of $6,000 to $10,000 per hour.

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Light Jets: 8 Passengers

A light jet is a category of small jets seating anywhere from 4 to 8 people (depending on configuration) and often with a maximum takeoff weight of under 10,000 pounds. Light jets are considered the lightest business jets and are approved for single pilot operation. Light jets are ideal for shorter trips for business meetings or family getaways.

Midsized Jets: 10 Passengers

Midsized jets – also referred to as mid-sized jets, are great for long distance travel such as transcontinental flights or trips requiring larger passenger capacity (depending on configuration). Unlike a light jet rental, Mid-size private jets are incredibly versatile private aircraft, combining the comfort and space of larger personal planes, with the speed and agility of small private jets. Private jet speeds help the aircraft travel a range of over 5,000 nautical miles and typically seats 7 to 10 passengers.

Super Mids: 16 Passengers

Super mid-sized jets are designed to comfortably accommodate from 8 to 16 passengers (depending on configuration) - with substantial baggage space. Super mids can be chartered for international, non-stop transcontinental or mid-range travel with an average flight range of up to 9 hours of flight time - or 4,500 miles - in optimum conditions.

Large Jets: 16 Passengers

Large cabin jets have a cabin height of over six feet. Cabin width varies from nearly seven to over eight feet, while cabin length can range from 28 feet to nearly 50 feet. With endurance of 8 to 10 hours, many large cabin jets - like the Falcon 900 - are also designed for longer range flights such as New York to Paris. Large cabin jet cabin amenities can include WiFi, private lavatory, PlayStation video games, satellite phone, cabin attendant and a full galley.

Turbo Props: 10 Passengers

What sets turbo props apart is their versatility. Unlike other private jets, planes with a turbo prop engine don’t need a full runway for landing and take off; a short grass airstrip is more than enough. Which makes them perfect for taking the route less traveled. Made for short to medium journeys, turbo prop planes can land on grass airstrips and short runways. Turboprops are an economical way to fly, with room for eight to ten passengers.

Helicopters: 13 Passengers

While there are many reasons to take a chartered helicopter flight - the fact that for most it is a once in a lifetime experience is probably the most prominent. Helicopter flight in itself is an adventure that most people find thrilling. Making use of helicopter flights is also a great way to mark a special occasion and create new memories that will make a special day even more special.

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