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How much to hire your own private jet

How much to hire your own private jet

Fancy swapping economy class for a spacious leather seat in a luxury-laden private jet?

Find out how you can follow the likes of Kim Kardashian by joining the private jet-set – at prices that don’t necessarily require an A-lister’s bank balance.

Here’s how much you’ll pay to go VIP with the fast-growing collection of companies offering cut-price access to private air travel…


Air Charter Service
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • A website offering private jet, group and cargo aircraft charters with access to 50,000 aircraft
  • Helicopter charters
  • Air taxis
  • Air ambulances
  • Empty legs
  • Private jets

 

  • Website
Executive Airliners
  • Featuring:
  • Private bedrooms
  • Showers
  • Boardrooms
  • Lounge areas
  • Private suites


Empty Legs

  • One-way charter
  • Up to 75% off regular charter prices
  • Specialists inform passengers as soon as a chosen route appears
  • Wide range of private jets are available

All Services

  • Access to private terminals
  • No airport lines
  • Members are able to board the aircraft minutes before take-off
  • Members have a personal Account Manager to assist with requirements
  • Cancellation fees vary depending on the aircraft, flight and reasons for cancelling
  • Services 226 airports around the world
  • A one-way flight from Luton to Florence for 2 passengers starts from £4,000 each
  • An empty leg flight from Paris to London costs from £2,200 each
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Concierge Services
  • Restaurant reservations and recommendations
  • Hotel and spa reservations and recommendations
  • Golf course reservations and recommendations
  • Car hire
  • Airport transfers
  • Ticket bookings for music, sport and theatre events
  • Personal chef and butler services
  • Wedding concierge
  • Meeting, conference and event planning

ClipperJet
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Private aviation company offering a membership service
  • Private jets
  • Website
Individual and Plus One Members
  • Entitled to four flight legs or two round trips within the Los Angeles and New York route per month

Corporate Members

  • Entitled to six flight legs or three round trips within the Los Angeles and New York route per month

All Membership

  • Limo pick-up and drop-off services
  • Club lounges at airports
  • No airport lines
  • No security checkpoints
  • No cancellation fee if cancelled 8 days before departure
  • 10% of total amount if cancelled 3-7 days before departure
  • 25% of total amount if cancelled 48 hours before departure
  • 50% of total amount if cancelled 24 hours before departure
  • The full amount is charged if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure
Services
  • Los Angeles (Van Nuys), USA
  • New York (Teterboro), USA
Individual Membership
  • £7,472 ($9,700)** a month

Plus One Membership

  • £9,783 ($12,700) a month

Corporate Membership

  • £11,323 ($14,700) a month
  • Can arrange charter jets for members to attend major events

Jetsmarter
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • A private jet charter website connecting passengers and air carriers to chartered flights through a smart phone app offering 3,000 aircraft, and 2,000 empty legs

 

  • Jet charters
  • Jet shuttles
  • Helicopter transfers

 

  • App
Jet Charter
  • Provides option to book individual seats or chartered aircraft
  • Create custom charter flights

Jet Shuttle

  • Option to book complimentary seats on existing shuttle flights
  • Members are permitted to bring friends and/or family when buying companion seats
  • No airport lines
  • No security checkpoints

Heli Transfers

  • Helicopter service at selected USA airports

All Membership

  • 24/7 customer support through the app or over the phone
Standard Round Trip or Multi-Leg Full Price Charter
  • No cancellation fee if cancelled 22+ days before departure
  • 30% of total amount if cancelled 8-21 days before departure
  • 50% of total amount if cancelled 5-7 days before departure
  • 70% of total amount if cancelled 4 days before departure
  • The full amount is charged if cancelled 3 days or less before departure

One Way Standard Charter Flights

  • The full amount charged at any time
  • Services around the world
  • Fees to hire a Gulfstream jet for a flight from London to New York costs approximately £47,447 ($58,000) for members
  • Fees to hire a Challenger jet for a flight from London to New York costs approximately £65,444 ($80,000) for members
Membership
  • £7,578 ($9,990) a year
  • One-off Initiation fee of £3,754 ($4,950)
  • Concierge experiences including:
  • Hotel reservations and check-ins and check-outs
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Club reservations
  • Arrangements for ground transportation
  • Access to exclusive events

 

Prestige Jets
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • A website offering over 5,000 luxury private jets for both business and leisure flights
  • Private jet charters
  • Helicopter hire

  • Website
Private Jet Charter
  • Ideal for business and VIP private jet charter
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Fully-inclusive pricing

Helicopter Hire

  • Can accommodate up to 10 passengers for:
  • Executive charter
  • Personal travel
  • Special occasions
  • Remote locations

All Services

  • Travel service for pets flying solo or with owner
  • Cost-effective, private chartered aircraft available for groups
  • Transfers via private terminals for celebrity and VIP customers
  • Complimentary food and drink on board
  • 30% of total amount if cancelled after exchange of contract
  • 60% of total amount if cancelled between 48 hours and 7 days before departure
  • 80% of total amount it cancelled between 24-48 hours before departure
  • The full amount is charged if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure
  • Services around the world
  • A short-haul London to Paris flight for 4 passengers starts from £750 each
  • A mid-haul London to New York flight for 8 passengers starts from £5,625 each
  • A long-haul London to Sydney flight for 8 passengers starts from £18,750 each

 

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Private Jet Charter
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • A private jet charter website offering access to over 50,000 aircrafts

 

  • VIP private jet charters
  • Helicopter charters
  • Medical aircrafts
  • Business jets
  • Commercial jets
  • Turboprops

 

  • Website
Business Jets
  • Can be equipped with:
  • SatCom
  • Email
  • Printer
  • Fax facilities

Commercial Jets

  • Ideal for larger groups

Turbo Props

  • Available for charter within Europe
  • Ideal for short-haul and mid-haul trips
  • Average flight duration of around three hours
  • Pressurised cabins

All Services

  • ‘Private only’ airports and terminals
  • Free airport meet and greet service
  • Free 24hr flight monitoring
  • Free limousine transfer within a 30 mile radius of the airport
  • Free complimentary bar
  • Travel services for pets
  • Free upgrades where possible
  • 25% of total amount if cancelled after signing the charter agreement
  • 50% of total amount if cancelled between 48 hours and 7 days before departure
  • 75% of total amount if cancelled between 24-48 hours before departure
  • The full amount is charged if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure
  • Services 41,000 airports around the world
  • An empty leg flight from Luton to Faro on 29 October 2016 costs £5,500 for a Hawker Beechaircraft 900XP
  • An empty leg flight from Farnborough to Hamburg on 28 October 2016 costs £6,500 for a Hawker Beechcraft 900XP
  • An empty leg flight from Paris to Luton on 20 October 2016 costs £2,500 for a Hawker Beechcraft 400XP
  • An empty leg flight from Bristol to Farnborough on 20 October 2016 costs £3,200 for a Embraer Legacy 500 aircraft
  • An empty leg flight from Cambridge to Luton on 21 October 2016 costs £1,800 for a Hawker Beechcraft 900XP

 

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  • Access to luxury services, including:
  • Yacht charter
  • Supercar hire
  • Luxury villa rental

PrivateFly
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Global booking service for private jet charter and private aircraft hire, offering access to a global network of over 7,000 aircraft
  • Corporate and leisure tours/flights
  • Private jet charters
  • Private aircraft hire
  • Empty legs
  • Helicopter flights
  • Corporate aviation flights for group travel

 

  • Website
All Services
  • VIP lounges
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Chauffeur services
  • Ground transportation, including:
  • Limousine services
  • Valet parking
  • 50% of total amount if cancelled after completion of agreement
  • The full amount if cancelled within 2 weeks before departure
  • Services around the world
  • A helicopter tour of London for 2 passengers costs approximately £250 each
  • A return flight from Bournemouth to Guernsey for 3 passengers costs approximately £667 each
  • A return flight from Luton to Paris for 4 passengers costs approximately £1,250 each
  • A return flight from Luton to Nice for 8 passengers costs approximately £1,250 each
  • A return flight from Paris to Riyadh for 10 passengers costs approximately £5,000 each
  • A return flight from London to Miami for 13 passengers costs approximately £7,692 each
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Private Fly Jet Card
  • Priority upgrades
  • Preferred cancellation terms
  • Premier VIP catering on all flights
  • VIP account manager

Rise
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Fly-all-you-want membership air travel company

 

  • Private jet services
  • Website
All Membership
  • No airport lines
  • Private terminals with Wi-Fi and refreshments
  • Unlimited access to 60 scheduled flights a week between Austin, Dallas and Houston
  • Cancellations cannot be made within 72 hours of departure
Services
  • Austin, USA
  • Dallas, USA
  • Houston, USA
  • North West Houston, USA
Membership
  • Unlimited flights start at £1,425 ($1,850) per month
  • One-off Initiation fee of £578 ($750)
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Ryanair Corporate Jet Hire
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Private jet hire for business travellers for flights up to 6 hours
  • Corporate jet hire
  • Website
All Services
  • Seats up to 60 passengers in business class reclining, leather seats
  • Onboard fine dining
  • All flights are changeable but cannot be cancelled
  • Flight dates/times/routes/names can be changed up to 4 hours before departure
  • Air fares, fees and charges are non-refundable but passengers may apply in writing within one month of the date of travel for a tax refund
Services
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • N/A
  • N/A

Skyüber
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Website and app connecting private pilots with travellers, where pilots share their empty seats and flight costs at a cheaper rate

 

  • Private jets
  • Private pilots
  • App
All Services
  • Leisure flights with a private pilot
  • Provides access to flights within the passenger’s region
  • £5 will be applied if the passenger cancels their booking after the pilot accepts their request
  • The full amount is charged if the passenger fails to show up
  • The full amount will be charged if the flight occurred
Services
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • A one-way flight from North Weald Airport to Le Touquet-Côte D’Opale Airport for 3 passengers costs £57 each
  • Flight costs vary depending on distance, flight hourly costs, airport fees and the plane used
  • Registration is free
  • N/A
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Surf Air
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Subscription based airline membership

 

  • Private jets
  • App
Private Jets
  • Embraer Phenom 300 ideal for long-haul travel
  • Pilatus PC12 turboprop ideal for short-haul travel
  • Unlimited travel within membership period

All Membership

  • Arrive and board up to 15 minutes prior to departure
  • No queuing
  • Depart from private terminals on business jets
  • No fee for cancellations
  • If not informed of cancellation at least 24 hours before departure the passenger will lose access to one of their reservations for 14 days
Services
  • London, UK
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Paris, France
  • Cannes, France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands*
  • Edinburgh, UK*
  • Berlin, Germany*
  • Milan, Italy*
  • Barcelona, Spain*

*Destinations coming soon

  • Membership fees cover unlimited flights per month
Membership
  • From £1,950 per month for a standard membership
  • One-off Initiation fee of £1,000
  • N/A

Victor
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • On-demand private jet charter service that compares, books and manages flights

 

  • Charter requests
  • Empty legs
  • Website
Empty Legs
  • Up to 75% off regular charter prices

All Services

  • Pets allowed on flights
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Cancellation fees vary depending on the aircraft operator
  • The passenger must check the Terms and Conditions for the aircraft operator their flying with
  • Services around the world
  • An empty leg flight from RAF Northolt to Vienna International Airport on 25 October 2016 on a mid-size jet for 8 passengers costs £761 (€853) each
  • An empty leg flight from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Verona / Villafranca Airport on 25 October 2016 on a very light jet for 4 passengers costs £696 each
  • An empty leg flight from Ibiza Airport to London Luton Airport on 31 October 2016 on a light jet for 6 passengers costs £945 (€1,059) each
  • Membership is free

 

  • No upfront fees

Vista Jet
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • A private jet charter website with access to a fleet of over 65 Bombardier Private Jets
  • Private jet hire

 

  • Website
Program
  • Guaranteed availability
  • Fixed price per hour
  • Personal jets are designed for use by:
  • High net-worth individuals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate

On Demand

  • No monthly management fees
  • New Bombardier Global and Challenger jets
  • No capital investment
  • 24/7 customer service

All Services

  • Wi-Fi enabled business suites
  • Three zone cabin with bulkhead doors for complete privacy
  • Onboard meals
  • Spacious cabins
  • 25% of total amount if cancelled 4-7 days before departure
  • 75% of total amount if cancelled 1-3 days before departure
  • The full amount is charged if cancelled less than 24 hours before departure
  • Services 1,360 Airports around the world
  • Individual prices based on flight routes
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  • Nobu meals available on flights
  • Le Labo cabin fragrance

Wheels Up
BACKGROUND SERVICES BOOKING PLATFORM BENEFITS CANCELLATION FEES AIRPORTS JOURNEY COST PER PASSENGER MEMBERSHIP FEES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Ride-sharing website and app offering exclusive access to a private fleet of brand new King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircrafts

 

  • Private fleet
  • Charter
  • Helicopter flights

 

  • App
Private Fleet
  • Short-haul efficiency
  • King Air 350i aircrafts featuring:
  • Luxury interior
  • Seating for up to 9 passengers
  • Enclosed private toilet
  • Wi-Fi
  • AV and USB hook-up
  • iPhone dock
  • moving map
  • DVD
  • Luggage payload capacity
  • Avionics suite
  • Combined noise elimination technology
  • Citation Excel/XLS aircrafts featuring:
  • Custom configured seating
  • Seating for up to 9 passengers
  • Spacious, stand-up cabin
  • Largest luggage capacity
  • Wi-Fi equipped with modern “Jet Jukebox” movie/music/entertainment technology

Charter

  • Long-haul efficiency
  • Ideal for more than 8 passengers
  • Use of newer aircraft that are 15 years or newer

Helicopter Flights

  • Partnered with HeliFlite
  • Provide helicopter transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports at exclusives preferred pricing
  • Use of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 helicopters
  • Benefits of the Bell 430 include:
  • Luxury seating
  • Seating for up to 6 passengers
  • Separate baggage compartment storage plus on-board capacity
  • Benefits of the Sikorsky S-76 include:
  • Luxury seating
  • Seating for up to 7 or 8 passengers
  • Separate baggage compartment storage plus space for on-board carry-ons

Pay As You Fly

  • Fixed hourly rates for occupied hours only
  • Pre-purchase programs

Hour Programs

  • Purchase flight hours in advance
  • Peak day access

Fund Programs

  • Purchase account credit that can be used for flight services
  • Peak day access
  • Cancellation charges may apply in limited circumstances where a member provides less than the required notice period
  • USA
  • Fees for an empty leg flight for members costs £239 ($295) + applicable tax, regardless the destination each
  • Fees to hire a King Air 350i aircraft costs £2,841 ($3,500) for members per hour, regardless the destination
  • Fees to hire a Citation Excel/XLS aircraft £5,641 ($6,950) for members per hour, regardless the destination
Corporate Membership
  • £11,169 ($14,500) annual fee starting in the second year
  • One-off Initiation fee of £22,723 ($29,500)

Individual and Family Membership

  • £6,547 ($8,500) annual fee starting from the second year
  • One-off Initiation fee of £13,480 ($17,500)
  • Access to exclusive events and experiences
  • Full-service luxury concierge program

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