While it may be the ultimate way to get where you want to go is it a realistic one? While private jet hire was once just for rock stars and the mega rich it is now much more affordable. While still being far from cheap it is not out of the reach of anyone with a decent job or for groups travelling together. To start with here are some of the reasons why private jet charters are so popular.
First of all it is all about you. You decide exactly what time you want your flight to take off and exactly where you want to fly to. Private jets can fly to thousands of private airfields that are never used by commercial airlines. This makes your journey on either side of your flight super quick and easy. Secondly none of the usual airport hassles apply when you charter your own jet.
There is no check in queues to deal with, you don’t have to be at the airport hours before your take off, customs are a breeze and you can take as much baggage as you can reasonably fit on board. When you are in the air you have your personal choice of food and entertainment and enough space to stretch out and relax in comfort. So private jet hire gives you the ultimate in convenience and luxury but is it affordable? The cost of a private jet hire will depend to a large extent on the type of jet you want.
A turboprop such as the King Air 200 will have an hourly fee of between $1,200 to $1,800. As they can comfortably seat 9 passengers this isn’t incredibly expensive.Heavy and business class jets will however cost a lot more to charter.
Heavy jets such as those in the Gulfstream range, Falcon 2000 or Boeing Business Jets will be in the region of $10,000 per hour. You may also be liable for wait fees, cost of overnight stays and positioning fees. Private jet hire costs are usually calculated to the nearest quarter of an hour while the jet is in operation.