While a one-off short flight on a light jet might be had for as little as $5,000, you can also buy a new $70 million ultra-long-haul private jet. We look at the options, including full ownership, fractional shares and leases, jet cards and on-demand charter
The cost of a private jet varies widely, from owning an entire aircraft to chartering on-demand. But what are the options?
Fractional ownership and leases, as well as jet cards, have become a popular middle ground, providing convenience and consistent experience in many ways offering the best of either full ownership or on-demand charter.
However, figuring out the right solution isn’t necessarily based only on flight hours. Current U.S. tax benefits of full or fractional ownership can tilt the scale in their favor, particularly if most of your flying is for business.
The fractional operator sells shares on its Pilatus PC-12
and now expanding PC-24 fleet
While most people would probably know the nation’s two biggest fractional operators are NetJets and Flexjet, they might be hard-pressed to name number three. That would be New Hampshire-based PlaneSense. And while the two leaders battle it out with Gulfstream G650s and the Global Express, PlaneSense continues to pursue the short to mid-range flight market. Today it announced it has taken delivery of its third Pilatus PC-24, a twin-jet with a range of 2,000 nautical miles, and a takeoff distance of just 2,930 feet, including gravel and grass runways.
From its humble start, like its parent in the commercial segment, Delta Private Jets is now a power player in jet cards
I’m surprised how many subscribers, virtually all who currently fly privately aren’t familiar with Delta Private Jets, didn’t know they sell jet cards or had some other misperception. It could be that while it’s an asset to trade on such a powerful brand as Delta, it also makes it harder to make a name for yourself and stand apart from the mother ship.
NetJets says it’s positioned to get you where you want to go
safely, with as few weather delays as possible
Summer weather along the popular coastal resort of Long
Island and New England can change quickly with fog and strong crosswinds.
However, NetJets believes with its extensive fleet, top ranked safety standards
and team of in-house meteorologists, it can make sure you get to you vacation
safely with the time savings benefits of private jet travel.
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