Private Jet Charter CostWhat Do You Pay For?
The cost of private jet hire can vary and there are many factors that are worth considering when estimating the price of a private flight. Our team at Challenge Jet Charter has presented a guide for you in order to help to navigate and estimate the costs for a private jet hire.
Hiring A Private Jet
This is the first question most individuals have when it comes to the private jet charter price. Although there are many ways to access private jet charters such as private jet cards and fractional ownership, Challenge Jet Charter focuses solely on on-demand charter flights. On-demand private jet charter is one of the easiest ways to enter the business aviation market and it involves booking a private jet for a specific trip with a one-off fee.
There are many components that are involved in the estimation of the private jet hire cost. The cost of your private jet flight is a combination of aircraft hourly rate, landing fees, hourly fees and crew costs. There are also other components that could affect the charter flight price, such as additional services but those are generally charged after the private jet flight.
What Does The Private Jet Hire Cost?
Hiring a private jet can cost between €1,400 and €11,000 per billable hour. These hourly rates will depend on the wide selection of aircraft you wish to charter. The most economical private jets such as Turboprops, Very Light Jets, Light Jets and Super Light Jets can cost between €1,400 and €3,500 per flight hour.
Moving higher into the aircraft category, Midsize Jets and Super Midsize Jets can cost between €3,500 and €6,000 per flight hour. If you wish to charter larger aircraft such as Heavy Jets and Ultra Long Range Jets, you should expect to pay somewhere between €5,700 and €11,000 per flight hour.
If you wish to have an ultra-luxury flight experience, you can hire a VIP Airliner such as Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) which could cost between €11,000 to €20,000 per hour.
Private Jet Hire Cost Price Factors
Private jet hire cost will depend on the type of aircraft you wish to charter. Usually, the bigger the aircraft the more you are expected to pay. For example, chartering a Light Jet with up to 7 passenger seats can cost anywhere between €1,900 and €3,500 per hour. If you prefer a bigger aircraft such as Heavy Jet with 10+ passenger seats can cost you between €5,000 and €11,000 per hour.
Usually, newer aircraft tend to be more expensive than older ones. The prices for newer private jets can range between €100 and €1,000 or more per hour.
Length of The Flight
This is the biggest factor that determines your private jet hire cost. The main area of concern for the length of the flight is the flight time. Whether you’re flying from London to Dubai, Paris to Moscow or New York to Geneva, the price of the private jet flight will be estimated based on the number of hours.
Total billable hours for your flight will include aircraft positioning fees, air time and the industry minimum standard which is 2 hours per day, if applicable. The billable flight time does not include the time required for taxing and is only calculated referring to wheels up and wheels down.
Fees & Taxes
Airports have set fees for the aircraft landing and departing from there. Airport fees will be charged for maintaining the airport and will depend on the aircraft’s weight and size. Landing fees can vary between €150 to €500 and handling fees, also considering the ramp can range between €100 and €500, depending on the airport.
If you are expecting a short stay at your destination, the aircraft might be parked at the hangar which can add an additional cost to the charter flight. Hangar fees can also be incurred in icy conditions where the aircraft is parked in order to prevent snow or ice from accumulating on the aircraft surfaces. Hangar fees can vary between €500 and €1,500 per day and can help to prevent de-icing costs.
Flying internationally can impact the price of your charter flight. These fees are paid for permits, customs, immigration and anything else the country of your destination might require. International fees depend on the region and current events and can range between €500 and €5000 or more.
Short Leg Fees
Short-leg fees apply to the categories of larger aircraft and are set by the owner or the operator of the aircraft. Since chartering a larger aircraft for a short-haul flight can be inefficient, it may still be a preference for some individuals. The industry minimum standard flight time of 2 hours per day.
Possible Additional Costs
Overnight Crew Fees
If you are chartering a return private jet flight, you will be expected to pay for the overnight crew fees. This is the fee for the pilots and the crew to cover the expenses for hotels, food and other expenses. These fees can vary between €200 and €400 or more per crew member.
Wi-Fi charges can range between €3.00 and €7.00 per megabyte, depending on the region. Most aircraft come with inflight entertainment services and if you require Wi-Fi on board, then you can expect to pay an additional fee. When possible, a broker can arrange an aircraft that offers free Wi-Fi when available.
All aircraft require cleaning after a flight however, accidents happen and if a deep cleaning with special tools and chemicals is required after your charter flight, an additional cleaning cost might be charged. Standard deep cleaning for the carpets and upholstery may cost between €250 and €2,000, depending on the situation.
Snow, ice or frost might accumulate on the aircraft surfaces during icy weather conditions therefore de-icing will be needed in order to operate the aircraft. De-icing is normally charged for the entire operation and can cost between €1,500 for smaller aircraft €10,000 for larger aircraft.
A fuel surcharge is applicable when a surge in fuel prices occurs. Even a slight increase in fuel prices can add a significant amount of cost to the charter flight. Fuel prices solely depend on the conditions of the market and can potentially add between €500 to €800 per flight hour, depending on the size of the aircraft.
Additional Concierge Services
Special VIP Customised Catering
Standard catering options for your charter flight are already included in the price. However, if you wish to order exclusive catering, customised specifically based on your special preferences, you can expect to pay between €500 and €1,000 for a group of four passengers.
Ground transfer service is an additional service that can be arranged with your private jet charter hire. Whether you need a chauffeur to take you to the airport or from there, it can always be arranged with us. Ground transportation service can vary somewhere between €100 and €1,000, depending on the travel distance and personal vehicle preferences.
When you need to get from A to B in the shortest possible time, a helicopter transfer service can be an effective and convenient solution. After you have landed at the airport, a helicopter transfer can be arranged to a landing group or helipad close to where you need to be. Helicopter Transfers can cost between €1,000 and €5,000 per hour, depending on the region and your helicopter charter flight itinerary.
Private Jet Hire Hourly RatesFor Each Aircraft Category
€1,400 – €2,300
|Cabin Height||4ft 7in – 4ft 10in|
|Speed||300 – 560 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||2:50 – 3:50 hrs|
Very Light Jets
€1,900 – €2,600
|Cabin Height||4ft 2in – 4ft 10in|
|Speed||610 – 688 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||2:40 – 3:10 hrs|
€2,500 – €3,000
|Cabin Height||4ft 1in – 5ft 1in|
|Speed||570 – 912 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||2:40 – 5:25 hrs|
Super Light Jets
€2,900 – €3,500
|Cabin Height||4ft 2in – 5ft|
|Speed||710 – 862 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||4:00 – 5:25 hrs|
€3,000 – €4,300
|Cabin Height||4ft 8in – 5ft 9in|
|Speed||693 – 870 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||2:20 – 7:50 hrs|
Super Midsize Jets
€4,200 – €6,000
|Cabin Height||5ft 6in – 6ft 2in|
|Speed||695 – 982 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||5:30 – 8:00 hrs|
€5,800 – €8,200
|Cabin Height||5ft 9in – 6ft 2in|
|Speed||900 – 950 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||3:00 – 12:50 hrs|
Ultra Long Range Jets
€8,000 – €11,000
|Cabin Height||6ft 1in – 6ft 4in|
|Speed||710 – 982 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||10:00 – 15:00 hrs|
€16,000 – €24,000+
|Cabin Height||6ft 4in – 7ft 3in|
|Speed||850 – 900 km/h|
|Range (Hours)||3:00 – 15:00 hrs|
How Much Does A Private Jet Charter Cost?
Our team at Challenge Jet Charter have put some example routes that would typically happen in the private jet market so you can have an idea of how much you’re expected to pay when chartering a private aircraft. Our prices are always all-inclusive and there are no hidden costs. When we present a quotation for your private jet flight, we always include all the fees and taxes in our final price, unless otherwise stated.
|Flight Itinerary||Aircraft||Seats||Estimated Price|
|Paris – Dubai||Legacy 650||13||€32,000|
|New York – London||Gulfstream G650||14||€94,000|
|Nice – London – Nice||Citation Mustang||5||€15,000|
|Rome – Geneva – Rome||Citation CJ3+||7||€13,000|
How To Charter a Private Jet?
Although, it might look that chartering a private jet is a complicated process – that is not the case. Private jet booking is an easy process and it involves only a few steps. This is how your private jet booking works:
1. Flight Request
Contact our team for a private jet charter quote. We will need to know your flight itinerary, the number of passengers on your flight, the time of departure and any other preferences you may have, such as the type of aircraft or a specific year of aircraft manufacture.
2. Aircraft Check
We will check the aircraft availability, providing you with the most optimal solution.
We will send you a quote with a range of aircraft options to match your requirements and personal preferences.
4. Flight Preparations
Once you have selected an aircraft that suits your needs, we will start making the arrangements for your private jet charter flight.
5. Final Checks
Once all the checks are completed, we will issue you a flight brief and catering menu and check all the final details before your departure.
This is the final step of your private jet booking. Arrive at the airport 20 minutes before the departure time, complete the security checks at customs, board your plane, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight! Our team is monitoring your flight throughout the entire trip.
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