These are the most amazing facts that you need to know as either a frequent private jet flyer or enthusiast.
- Of the global private jets market, the US dominates the market, accounting for 19,000 of the near 25,000 turbine private jet aircraft currently in operation across the globe. Around 4,000 private jets are registered to owners in the European Union and 1,900 to owners in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries.
- It costs $150,000 to travel to London from Dubai over a weekend (from Friday evening to Sunday evening with costs, covering helicopter flights to and from the airport, a flight attendant, two full-time captains, crew per diems, ramp, landing, parking, taxes and fuel surcharge, etc.)
- It costs $8,880 per hour on average to charter a Bombardier Challenger 605; an amount enough to purchase 10 United round-trip tickets from New York to London.
- The Cessna Citation Excel, also referred to as XLS+ and Citation XLS, is America’s most popular private jet charter model. It is a business jet that is medium in size.
- An Airbus A380 is the world’s most expensive private jet that is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud and costs more than $500 million. A two-car garage, a rotating prayer room that faces Mecca, and a stable for camels and horses, entail the special features found in this private jet.
- One of the longest ranges of Bombardier’s private jets in the market is the Global 8000 that can fly for 7,900 nautical miles flying at mach 0.85 on a single gas tank while carrying 8 passengers. It costs $53,000 to fill this tank with a fuel capacity of 48,950 lbs.