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.

PrivateFly partners with Elizabeth Taylor hideaway Casa Kimberly for $50,000 luxury trip

The itinerary is being offered from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, and the aircraft cost may vary based on the departure city, availability, group size and type of jet

 

On-demand charter and jet card broker PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly, luxury boutique hotel, built from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s longtime home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will collaborate on a romantic travel itinerary, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. 

Dumont Group is a name you will be hearing more about in the jet card and management space

The Delaware-based company is expanding beyond parts and maintenance, growing its charter operations via ownership and management, and ramping up its Santos Jet Card program alongside its ProspAir Jet Charter brokerage cards

 

In the world of private aviation, Dumont Group is best known for parts and maintenance, often buying used aircraft for components that can be used as replacements. That has been changing for a while and will be even more so – in a big way. As the company expands its aircraft management, it is becoming a well-sized charter operator owning and operating aircraft as well as operating and managing aircraft for owners, some who use the jets exclusively for themselves and others who allow Dumont to sell charter trips on them. 

Examining the case against jet cards

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What’s the best way to charter a private jet? Brokers often say on-demand charter beats jet cards. We look at the case one broker is making.

 

Needless to say, jet cards have been the hot spot of private aviation with the number of providers and programs having more than doubled in the past 10 years. Earlier today we received an email from a charter broker outlining its case against jet cards. Our position – despite our name – is that it’s not a black or white answer, but we were interested to see what the arguments were and to add our thoughts.