How much doest it cost to hire a private jet? This is the most recurrent question we are asked by our clients, friends when we mention we are air charter bróker. “You work with private jet charter?! How much does it cost?” The answer at first sight can seem very easy to tell, an app or a jet cost calculator can help you in having a rough idea. But the eye of an expert of aviation is required to give you the best advice and give you a real and precise price for your private jet flight. Our Commercial team is here to help you with that.
There are lots of common belief about that subject, like thinking that this is a privilege that can only afford a few amongst the richest persons on planet Earth. Several segments exist on the private jet market for a corresponding type of client and needs. To keep it simple I usually compare it with a the car market: a Ferrari has not the same cost as a Citroen C1 and not the same use neither. We will give you more details below.
The Price of a private jet flight depends on several factors:
1. Private jet category:
The private jet category will determine the cost per hour of a flight. For instance un single engine light aircraft ( like a Pilatus PC 12) does not have the same price as a heavyjet equipped with 3 engines ( such as a Falcon 900).
The two main points that helps to know the category of your private jet charter are:
- the number of passengers on board.
- the duration of the flight.
In conclusion, the more passengers on board and the longer the flight is, the heavier and the more expensive the private jet flight will be.
Besides, the amount of luggage and the comfort required on board will also have a significant impact on the cost of your flight. For instance we have clients that prefer to travel with a Falcon 2000 eventhough they are 2 on board and flying a short distance. On the other side, we have passenger very happy to pay less money for a very light jet such as a Citation jet 1 for the same trip.
In conclusion , depending on the category of a private jet prices can be from 1.800 euros / hour with a small turboproppeller up to 20.000 euros / hour with a Boeing business jet.
Example of cost per hour of some categories of private jet:
- Very light jet up to 5 passengers and 2h30 of flight => between 2.200 euros and 2.400 euros the hour.
- Super light jet up to 8 passengers and 4h30 of flight => between 3.200 euros and 3.500 euros the hour.
- Ultra long range up to 16 passengers and 13h30 of flight => starting from 8.500 euros the hour.
These are examples of prices. Do not hesitate to contact our team for more information and obtain a real quote.
2.Duration of the Trip:
Another aspect that has an effect on the cost of a private flight is the duration of your stay. As a matter of fact, if the stay is short ( a few days maximum), the operator can leave the aircraft parked at destination. This means less flying hours for your aircraft, meaning a better price.
To maintain your private jet parked at destination you need to know in advance if the airport can grant you a long stay parking. As professionals of aviation, Eurosky staff anticipates that kind of technical details to avoid unexpected costs.
However some airports are heavily restricted during high season (Ibiza, Mikonos airport have the worst procedure in that field), and moving your jet to the closest airport with parking availability can cost you a mínimum of 1 hour extra.
In conclusion , the flight the less expensive we realize is usually a short flight for a meeting and then back home in the same day. Each night spent at destination generates costs for the crew such has hotel, meals and extra parking costs for the aircraft ( in case the parking is granted)
3. Other Technical factors that affect the price of a private jet flight:
Some other technical details such as the hour of your flight can have an impact on the final price.
Firstly, some airports can accept “Out of hours” flight ( requesting a special permit), but the fees for the extension can sometimes represent a lot of money. For instance, at Zadar Airport, the cost of extension is 250 euros per additional hour after 22h00. A simple short flight from Venise to Zadar can have its costs multiplied by two due to the hour of your flight.
Secondly, if your airport of destination is closed and does not accept extension, you would need to fly to another airport. As a consequence of this change you can face extra costs depending on the work and information you were given by the broker working on your flight
Moreover, the date of your flight can have an impact on your final price. Some airports can double their handling costs on some special dates. London Airports on the 25, 26 of December double the cost usually // many other airports or even the operator themselves can double their fees on the 1st of January.
Why entrust your private jet charter to Eurosky to pay a competitive price?
Knowing all those elements Eurosky staff is your key contact to evaluate and advise you regarding the cost of your next flight. We have been dealing with those details since more than 15 years now. As a consequence we will be surely your contact to pay a fair price for you next private jet transport.
We will pick up amongst the best choices of private jet:
- The less ferry flight as possible. As a long ferry flight means more flying time and more money for your flight. we will find the aircraft closer to your routing so that you pay the less as possible.
- No hidden costs. We will double check with you all the details of you request to find the ideal private jet, and the most suitable airport.
- We are a totally independent broker, we will not trying to sell you something you do not need.
- Reliable operators that helps you in case of major issue with your flight.
- 24/7 available team.
If you have any needs , any question please contact our commercial team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34 93 414 0986.