Flying a private aircraft is no longer an exclusive luxury for the rich only – the cost of a private plane is not like that of a low-cost plane ticket, but it is with no doubt a unique, prestigious and luxurious experience that can be afforded.
Still, the most common question we get is: How much does it cost to have a private jet. Whether it's for buying or for a private charter flight, it is obvious why this is the most popular question we encounter. In order to give you a quote, there are many things to take under consideration on our side, and we try very much to explain it to our costumers in the simplest of ways – without getting into technical language.
Our beautiful private jets
The Factors That Influence the Private Plane Cost
When taking a private flight, the cost is not only the price for renting the aircraft. There are different variables in calculating the cost of the flight:
Global – one the most wanted business jets out there. Just look how elegant is it's style!
Private Jet Price Examples
The prices shown here are for illustration only. They are calculated for an aircraft of a mid-size category, 8 passengers, on a round trip from Israel, with a stay of 6 hours at the destination, without staying for the night. All the prices shown here are true to March 2022.
The prices of a private jet for relatively close destinations (around the Mediterranean) are around 13 to 18 thousand US dollars:
- The price of a flight to Greece is $13,000 for those landing in Heraklion or $18,000 when landing in Athens.
- The cost of a private jet to Turkey (Istanbul) will be similar to Greece and will be $18,000.
- A flight to Mykonos costs $16,000.
Flight prices of more "classic" destinations in Europe range from $25,000 to $40,000 per flight:
- A flight to Rome will cost $25,000
- Flight to Paris will be $36,000
- London will cost $40,000, as will Lisbon on the edge of the Mediterranean
- A private jet to Amsterdam costs $37,000
Another exotic destination nowadays is the Persian Gulf: If you fancy a flight to the new destination opened for Israelis, namely Abu Dhabi, the cost is $31,000.
Luxury does not necessarily mean expensive
Time Is REALLY Money
Usually in our world, renting a private jet is for business flights. The work life of businesspeople requires world-wide connections, and it is critical to move from place to place quickly, efficiently, and sometimes at short notice. In case of business flights, it is not a cliché to say that time is money.
A business jet flight is a flight where your time is above all else. This means that you do not have to depend on the schedules of the airlines, and you can determine when you want to take off. But not only that – a significant advantage is that you can land at the airport closest to your destination, even if regular commercial flights do not get there for one reason or another.
In addition, private executive flights save the long waiting time at the airport – on a private flight you will arrive close to the flight, go through the ground process in the prestigious "Fattal" lounge at Ben Gurion Airport and, if necessary, we can also arrange transportation to and from the airport, so you do not have to waste even a moment.
Relaxing on a comfortable couch when getting ready for your important meeting will change your whole flight experience and will guarantee a better meeting
An important thing to note when talking about private jet cost is that some companies have the transition price in the "Fattal" lounge already included in the quote, and some do not. In any case, we indicate in the quotation whether the price includes passage or not, and what the cost will be for the number of passengers. In case the price does not include the use of the lounge there is no obligation to pay for it and you can go through the regular terminal.
Another important thing to remember when we say Time is money is that one of the biggest benefits of private flights is that they provide inner peace and the ability to focus all the energy needed for the success of a business meeting or business activity. That's why you will not find on the plane uninvited children or babies, crowded seats and neighbors listening to music nor watching movies at high volume. You will also not have to wait in line for the bathroom or wait your turn to serve food: Our flights include only the flight crew and guests you would like to add to you. This way you can rest, refresh and prepare for the task of which you are flying.
Our business jets promise you the best flight with great food, comfortable seats, privacy and flexible times
What Are the Factors Influencing a Private Jet Rental Cost?
When we talk about the cost of a private jet, we are not just talking about the flight itself and the crew. The price includes:
- Passenger tax.
- Entrance to the luxury VIP lounge at Ben Gurion Airport or in other airports: On most of the flights. This includes also personal care for your luggage and aircraft preparation. We believe in honesty and that is why in each quote we make you can see exactly whether the price includes a pass in the "Fattal" lounge and if not, how much will the visit to the lounge cost for all passengers. If the visit to the VIP lounge is not included, you can also choose to go through the usual process at the regular terminal and there is no obligation to add a fee. The VIP lounge is designed for business and private flights and allows you to arrive a short time before to the take off (up to an hour), rest in spacious armchairs, refresh yourself with hot/ cold/ alcoholic drinks and treat yourself to refreshments while luggage and passports are managed by the ground handling agents.
- Wonderful catering: Of course, there is no flight on a private plane without rich and wonderful treats, refreshing drinks and excellent food made by a chef (although we will reveal that there have been cases in the past in which our passengers wanted a meal from a specific restaurant and we took care of fresh and delicious delivery even in the middle of the night – all for your satisfaction!).
- Other services: Depending on your needs, we can always find the best hotel for you at the destination you are flying to, a transfer from the airport to your expected destination (hotel, meeting, or office) and basically organize everything you need for a complete and successful experience. The advantage of our company CEO being an active pilot himself is that his passport does not rest much and so he visited in many good restaurants in almost every country, and can recommend museums, hotels for a variety of budgets, shops worth visiting and can also tell you the weather in different seasons in many destinations – so we will always be happy to give you first-hand recommendations.
These good looking treats are from one of the flights we operated. We can promise you it's even tastier than it looks!
What are the Benefits of a Private Flight?
Flying in a private jet is much more than just flying – but a pampering experience overall:
So many benefits when flying in a private flight. You get the whole pack from A to Z
How Much Does an Air-ambulance Cost?
Ambulance flights, also called medical flights or Med-evac, are flights in which we usually fly a specialist medical team from another country to Israel, or alternatively bring the patient to a specialist abroad, or repatriation of a patient. There are other cases that are considered ambulance flights:
- Organizing rescue flights for Israelis in natural disasters (Remember the earthquake in Nepal in 2015? The CEO of our company, Eran Duvdevani, flew the first Israeli rescue plane to reach the area, with the Global 5000 jet he flew at the time).
- Transfer of organs for transplantation.
- Flying Israeli patients who preferred to be treated by the Israeli health services than the health services in the country from which they came.
Medical flight in a private jet
On such flights we take care of everything needed on the plane: a stretcher, air medical staff (if necessary), oxygen and all the medical equipment needed for examination and treatment in any case. In addition, depending on the medical condition, we make sure to get priority in the airways.
The price of a private jet for an ambulance flight does not have to be significantly more expensive than a regular private flight, and the price depends very much on the patient's condition, urgency, medical need of the flight and the aircraft size.
A medical flight we operated – flying back a COVID-19 sick Israeli to get treatment in Israel
How Does Our Private Jet Price Offer Look Like?
When we get a call from you, after understanding all your needs, we contact the different operators we work with and check their airplanes' availability for the relevant time. We will always prefer the aircraft which suits your need the best – a plane not too small but also not too expensive – so when we know which jets are available, we look for the ones that will be right for you.
Then we send you a quotation. Let us promise you that our price offer is very detailed just right – we know that most of the people does not know the difference between the Challenger 650 and the Hawker 800XP. We make sure you can make a decision with all the information you need without getting too confused with a technical language.
Because we believe in honesty, our quotations have the highest level of transparency. We offer you a few options, the best suitable ones for the needs of your flight. Every option is analyzed with the next details:
- Jet's name, model and manufacturing year (and refurbishment, if any)
- Operator credentials, country of registration.
- Number of seats
- The layout of the seats on the aircraft (with a sketch)
- Cabin height dimensions
- Cabin width dimensions
- Cabin length dimensions
- Exterior and interior photos
After analyzing each offer, we analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each of them in a clear and simple manner:
We compare the differences with graphics to make it easier and faster to understand so you will be able to choose the one you feel will be the right one:
Then, on our last page of the quotation, we give you our advice which operator to choose and all the technical details regarding a private flight: COVID-19 conditions, catering information, cancellation policy, payment policy, etc.
After your consent, we will send you a contract for signing, followed by payment. 24 hours prior to the flight, we will send a briefing with all the flight's details, contacts, maps, meeting points, etc. Of course, we will follow the flight and report to whoever you request the departures, ETA and actual arrivals. We always attend the dispatch for flights departing Israel.
If you wish to look at an example of how our quotations look like, we welcome you to click here.
That can be you, flying in this gorgeous Falcon to your vacation or your important work
All you need to Know About Our Heavy and Ultra-long Range Jets
These Jets are great for business flights with around ten to fifteen passengers. Because of their cabin height (around 1.85 meter or more, usually) they are very comfortable for walking or standing (even though we believe you will prefer to sit most of the flight and enjoy the comfortable seats and the extended room for your legs).
In this category, the widest jets are the Bombardier Challenger 850, Bombardier Challenger 604 and the Bombardier Global 6500, 5500 & Global 7500 with a two and half meters of width in the cabin, as well as the Dassault Falcon family (900/7X/8X and in the near future- the 6X, the widest and tallest cabin cross section In the industry) and the Gulfstream 500/600/650 family. .
The highest one is the impressive Bombardier Global 7500 with 1.94 meter inside the cabin, so even the tall ones can stand up straight.
The longest jet is the Bombardier 7500 which also have 4 cabin zones, including a full state room with a shower! The one with the most luggage volume is Embraer Legacy 600/650 (Which is also the second longest jet on this category).
Here is all you need to know about them:
Passengers: Up to 13
Cabin width: 2.11 Meter
Cabin Height: 1.83 Meter
Cabin length: 15.2 Meter
Cargo volume: 8099 Liter
All you need to Know About Our Midsize and Super Midsize Jets
These ones are just great for a flight for small groups or even singles. They are smaller than the large business jets of the previous category and that is part of their specialty! This category is probably one of the favorable ones and we can assure you will enjoy your time on board.
Passengers: Up to 8
Cabin width: 1.83 Meter
Cabin Height: 1.75 Meter
Cabin length: 6.5 Meter
Note: A Too-Cheap Private Flight is an Illegal Flight!
More than once, customers have contacted us and told us that for a plane similar to the one we offered them they received a significantly lower quote. Since we are committed to full transparency, reliability and integrity, the prices we offer are not inflated and vice versa – we look for the most discounted solutions according to the availability and needs of the customer.
The reason for the price difference is that there are companies that offer illegal flights, and thus they can offer the lowest price at 50% of what is accepted in the market.
What is an illegal flight? A person using his private plane for the purpose of flying other people for a fee must be monitored for safety and have official papers confirming this aircraft is safe and suitable for the use of commercial flights. It does not matter whether the pilots wear ironed uniforms or glittering ranks – the flight is still illegal.
Not always the cheapest is the best. Be careful of illegal operators!
This is a real danger because a private jet which is not certified for commercial use, there is no close supervision of any authority over the aircraft, the pilots are not under any supervision of training nor appropriate certification, there is no supervision of aircraft maintenance, and no built-in safety management system. Also, the duty time and the necessary rest hours of the pilots are not limited, there are no drug and alcohol tests for the crew and in case the local aviation authority decides to carry out a surprise inspection – the passengers may find themselves detained for questioning.
Above all, in illegal flight there is no insurance coverage for passengers, even on the smallest incident (God forbid).
Therefore, a passenger looking to save money is advised to contact us – we know which companies are legal, and which are not. The company's CEO himself is a pilot who adheres to all procedures and regulations, and we can easily help you identify whether the quote you received is legal or not – even if we do not execute the flight or get any payment.
A safe flight is a quiet flight, where you do not need to worry about insurance, inspections or (above all) your safety.
How to Pay Less? A Secret Tip
We recommend you follow our Facebook page, where we occasionally post about empty flight (like here for example) at attractive prices of 70-80% off the full price of the flight. An empty flight is a passenger-free flight, and aircraft owners/ airlines would rather fill the flight with passengers at a discounted price than fly a non-profit plane at all. So sometimes when a plane flies from one destination to another in only one direction we take advantage of the opportunity and can get you a discounted private flight.
Empty legs occur once in a while so stay tuned and follow us – maybe you will be able to reduce your flight cost!
These prices are for each direction, so the total cost of the lounge, on the two-way flight, would be $1,900 (2 x $325 + 2 x $150 = $950 X two-way).
In Rome, the charge for the CIP terminal (Commercially Important Persons) is €80 per passenger over 2 years old, arriving or departing.
So the total is €800 (5 x €80 x 2).
The aircraft Captain, due to the safety of flight, decided to have the aircraft de-iced prior to take-off.
This decision is strictly at his discretion, as this is a matter of flight safety.
De-icing for Hawker 800XP is €1,500-€2,000.
The charge of the de-icing is not included in the price, and is charged after the flight on a 1:1 basis, against the airport service provider's invoice.
This extra charge is always a part of the flight contract, and by signing it, the client commits to pay the extra charges after the flight.
Extra charges can also be out-of-hours airport fees, delay of flight beyond a pre-determined time, due to client's request, etc.
Why Fly with Us?
Our company was established and is managed by a pilot with many years of experience in flying large executive jets. That is the reason why we have extensive experience in the field and we know what is important to you when boarding a private flight:
We promise you will have the best experience with us, from A to Z we offer the most professional option on the market with great experience and excellent service around the clock.