How much does a private jet cost?

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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.

Air Charter Service doubles Moscow presence

Air Charter Service

The broker of jet cards and on-demand charter is expanding its Russian presence


Air Charter Service, which has 25 offices worldwide, and sells on-demand charter and jet cards in the U.S. and Europe, said it has expanded its presence in Russia, moving into new offices in Moscow with nearly double the space as its previous presence.

London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Geneva top PrivateFly’s most popular destination

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The Argus and Wyvern accredited broker of jet cards and on-demand charter released customer trends from Q1 2019

PrivateFly, which recently absorbed sister Directional Aviation broker Skyjet recently, said its customers were booking further in advance, flying in larger jets, spending more, but taking fewer people with them.

Here’s how a jet card can give you more summer vacation

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Jet cards make flying privately even easier. Here’s how a jet card can give you more summer vacation!

One of the benefits of private jet travel is it makes every weekend a long weekend, which can make those summer getaways even more fun, memorable and frequent.

How to make sure you aren’t flying on an illegal charter, including a list of all Part 135 aircraft

Illegal private jet charter

We give you tips on how to avoid being sold an illegal charter, and better yet, the most current list of Part 135 aircraft and operators

There’s the old adage, you get what you pay for, and in private aviation, it can often be true. The cost of the pilots, their training, private jet maintenance and everything it takes to dispatch your flight in a timely and safe manner, including some profit for the operator and broker, needs to be baked into what you are paying.

Of course, just because you pay a high price doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting what you pay and while you may get good pricing and have an enjoyable flight, you may be getting less than you paid for as well.