Fractional private aircraft ownership provides many of the benefits of full aircraft ownership with few of the hassles. However, figuring out the true cost of flight hours can be tricky.
While you own – or lease – a specific aircraft tail number, you have access to your provider’s entire fleet. In fact, you may never fly in your own aircraft.
Like jet cards and memberships, you have a call-out – the minimum lead time you need to reserve your jet.
You also have a fixed hourly rate, so you know how much you will pay in advance.
Primary and extended service areas guide where you can fly and if surcharges or ferry fees apply.
Peak days mean longer lead times to book your flight. Your provider can also shift your departure time.
However, like jet cards, not all fractional ownership plans have guaranteed availability.
You also have to factor in the cost of ownership. The cost of ownership is based on residual value, and the residual value is how much your provider pays you to buy back your share.
Private Jet Card Comparisons’ exclusive FRACTIONAL AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP COST CALCULATOR makes it easy.
We can help you quickly determine the effective hourly rate after residual value.
|Turboprop||Very Light||Light||Midsize||Super Midsize||Large||Ultra Long Range|
|Airshare||No||No||Phenom 300||No||Challenger 3500||No||No|
|Alliance||No||No||No||XLS Gen II||No||Gulfstream IVSP (used), Global Express (used)||No|
|AirSprint||No||No||CJ2+, CJ3 +||Legacy 450, Praetor 500||No||No||No|
|CB SkyShare||PC-12 (used)||No||CJ2 (used)||No||G200 (used)||No||No|
|Flexjet||No||No||Phenom 300||Legacy 450; Praetor 500||Challenger 3500; Praetor 600||G450||G650; G700|
|FlyExclusive||No||No||CJ3||XLS Gen II||Longitude||No||No|
|Jet It (out of business)||No||HondaJet||Phenom 300 (used)||No||G150 (used)||No||No|
|NetJets||No||No||Phenom 300||XLS, Ascend, Praetor 500||Challenger 350, Latitude, Longitude, Sovereign,||Challenger 650||Global 5000; Global 6000; Global 7500|
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