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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Jet?

The cost to rent a private jet varies from $2,000 – $10,000 per billable flight hour. These hourly rates include a broad selection of aircraft from turboprops to finest executive jets in the skies. In addition to the hourly rental rates, there are a number of other factors that contribute to the overall price of chartering a private jet.

The most economical private jets - Turboprops, Very Light Jets or Executive Light Jets - cost around $2,000 to $2,800 per flight hour. Midsize or Super Midsize Jets cost between $2,900 and $5,800 per hour. Large and Ultra Long Range Jets cost between $6,000 and $10,000 per hour within the US, and possibly higher internationally.

Ultra-luxury VIP airliners such as the BBJs and ACJs in executive configurations cost anywhere from $11,000 to 18,000 per billable flight hour.

What Factors Determine the Total Costs of Private Jet Flights?

In most cases private jet providers calculate the hourly rate to estimate the costs of a private jet rental. However, this method does not always produce an accurate private jet charter quote. Online estimates are used to quickly calculate or ball park the price of a private jet flight. We will provide you with a final quote which is an all-inclusive price for your approval.

Here are the main factors that contribute to the overall price of a private jet charter flight:

  • Private Jet Charter Price Factors

    Aircraft Category

    Aircraft category refers to the size of an aircraft. The bigger the jet the more expensive it is to hire it. From very light jets to ultra long range jets, private jet prices vary from $2,000 to $10,000 per hour or more.

    Aircraft Type

    There are a variety of aircraft types within each category of private jets. Some aircraft types are slightly more expensive than others based on market demand. You can expect price variations from $200 to $2,000 per hour or more.

    Age of Aircraft

    The hourly rental rate of a newer charter aircraft is higher per hour than that of an older aircraft. Prices can vary from $100 to $1,000 per hour or more.

    Billable Flight Time

    The total billable flight time includes positioning fees, time in the air plus, possibly, the industry standard which is a minimum of 2 hours per day, when applicable. Billable flight time refers to wheels up to wheels down and does not include taxi time.

  • Fees Applicable to All US Flights

    Landing Fees

    Landing fees are charged by the airport authority to maintain the facility and they vary by airport, usually between $150 to $500 depending on the size and weight of the aircraft.

    Ramp and Handling

    Ramp and handling fees are anywhere from $100 to $500 per visit, charged by the fixed-base operator to handle and park the aircraft. These fees are sometimes waived if a minimum amount of fuel is purchased.

    US Segment Fees

    Segment fees are a government tax calculated per passenger and they vary by region. In the US a segment fee is $4.30 per passenger, per leg.

    Federal Excise Tax

    Federal Excise Tax is charged for all US domestic flight legs at a rate of 7.5%. FET is charged on any amount paid for air transportation. Learn how to calculate taxes on flights in the United States.

  • Possible Additional Costs & Fees

    Crew Over Nights

    Crew overnight and per diem fees are between $200 and $400 per crew member per night to cover food, lodging, and other expenses related to being away from home.

    Short Leg fees

    Short-leg fees apply generally to larger aircraft categories and are set by the owner of the aircraft for flights under a specified duration. Industry standard daily minimum flight time is 2 hours per day.

    Aircraft Positioning Cost

    Aircraft positioning fees ase based on the amount of flight time accumulated to position the aircraft to pick up passengers and for the aircraft to fly back to its home base.

    Hangar Fees

    Hangar fees are most commonly incurred in icy conditions to prevent ice, snow, or frost from accumulating on aircraft surfaces and to avoid deicing costs. Based on the size of the aircraft hangar fees can be anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per day.

    Wi-Fi Charges

    Wi-Fi fees range from $3.00 to 8.50 per megabyte depending on the region. Wi-Fi usage on a flight from Europe to the USA can cost from $3.00 to $6000. A broker can arrange an aircraft that offers free Wi-Fi when possible and feasible. Wi-Fi is standard on most newer aircraft.

    Cleaning Fees

    Cleaning fees are sometimes charged when a mishap occurs, requiring deep cleaning and carpet shampooing. Generally speaking, a standard carpet shampoo can cost $250 to $500 or more.

    Deicing Charges

    Whenever snow, ice, or even frost accumulates on aircraft surfaces, deicing is necessary. It is charged per application. Deicing can cost from $1,500 for smaller aircraft to $10,000 or more for larger aircraft.

    International Fees

    Depending on the event and the region, the international fees can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 or more. They include landing permits, overflight permits, customs, and immigration fees whenever required by your route of flight and the country of your arrival.

    Fuel Surcharge

    A fuel surcharge is applicable when there is a surge in fuel prices in the market. Fuel surcharges can possibly add $600 to $900 per hour or more depending on the size of the aircraft. Paramount Business Jets charter prices are inclusive of fuel surcharges unless specified otherwise.

  • Optional Concierge Service Fees

    Custom In-flight Catering

    Standard snacks and beverages are included. Custom catering costs can vary based on what you order. You can easily expect to spend $600 to $1,000 for lunch for 4 passengers. A quote for the premium catering will be provided for your approval.

    Ground Transportation

    Ground transportation can cost anywhere from $100 to $1000 per reservation or more based on your specific needs and preferences. A quote for these services will be provided for your approval.

    Extended Concierge Services

    Our extended concierge services include in-flight spa services, in-flight celebrity chef services, special event VIP ticket booking, hotel, spa, and resort booking. A quote for extended concierge services will be provided for your approval.

Hourly Rental Rates and Prices by Aircraft Category

Paramount Business Jets offers private flights on a wide range of aircraft categories. The aircraft types within each category vary by price, range, interior space, passenger capacity, and air speed.

Very Light Jets
Very Light Jets
Price per Hour
$2,200 - $2,400
Pax
2 - 4
Range (hrs)
2:45 - 3:15
Speed (KTAS)
330 - 371
Cabin Height (ft)
4.2 - 4.9
Light Jets
Light Jets
Price per Hour
$2,600 - $3,100
Pax
6 - 7
Range (hrs)
2:45 - 5:30
Speed (KTAS)
308 - 492
Cabin Height (ft)
4.1 - 5.0
Super Light Jets
Super Light Jets
Price per Hour
$3,000 - $3,500
Pax
7 - 8
Range (hrs)
4:00 - 5:30
Speed (KTAS)
383 - 465
Cabin Height (ft)
4.1 - 5.0
Midsize Jets
Midsize Jets
Price per Hour
$3,200 - $4,300
Pax
8 - 9
Range (hrs)
2:30 - 8:00
Speed (KTAS)
374 - 470
Cabin Height (ft)
4.8 - 5.9
Super Midsize Jets
Super Midsize Jets
Price per Hour
$4,300 - $6,000
Pax
8 - 10
Range (hrs)
5:30 - 8:00
Speed (KTAS)
375 - 530
Cabin Height (ft)
5.7 - 6.3
Large Jets
Large Jets
Price per Hour
$5,600 - $8,000
Pax
10 - 16
Range (hrs)
3:00 - 13:00
Speed (KTAS)
485 - 513
Cabin Height (ft)
5.9 - 6.2
Ultra Long Range Jets
Ultra Long Range Jets
Price per Hour
$8,000 - $11,000
Pax
12 - 16
Range (hrs)
10:00 - 17:00
Speed (KTAS)
368 - 516
Cabin Height (ft)
6.0 - 6.4
VIP Airliners
VIP Airliners
Price per Hour
$16,000 - $23,000
Pax
16 - 50
Range (hrs)
2:00 - 16:00
Speed (KTAS)
469 - 485
Cabin Height (ft)
6.5 - 7.3
Helicopters
Helicopters
Price per Hour
$1,700 - $2,500
Pax
3 - 8
Range (hrs)
1:15 - 4:00
Speed (KTAS)
96 - 190
Cabin Height (ft)
3.9 - 6.0

Our private jet charter prices are all-inclusive no matter if you take a one-time flight with us or use your membership card. Check out how much it is to rent a private jet in either scenario.

  • On Demand Jet Charter Costs

    The Paramount on-demand charter prices represent the best value in the market, available on a per-trip basis in any size aircraft.

    You can get an private jet charter quote or call us for immediate assistance.

  • Private Jet Membership Prices

    The Paramount Jet Card Membership prices are based on wholesale operator rates plus a low fixed transparent management fee.

    Learn more about our transparent Jet Card pricing offer.

Paramount Business Jets’ fair charter pricing featured in the New York Times:

“Paramount Business Jets flew the whole family to Hong Kong on a 9-seat airplane for $75,000. Other airline companies were charging as much as $125,000.” The New York Times

Do you have questions or want to speak with a consultant? Call us at +1-877-727-2538 Ext 1.

How to Calculate the Private Jet Rental Cost?

Here is the breakdown and explanation of charges and fees of a domestic round trip charter flight. Essentially, this is a time, speed, and distance calculation. Using a sample route between Minneapolis and Phoenix, we itemize all the costs that make up the total private jet charter price for the respective flight.

Map of a route between Minneapolis and Phoenix

A sample route between Minneapolis and Phoenix

Minneapolis to Phoenix - Sample Fees

Here is a line by line breakdown of charges that make up the total private jet charter cost of a common charter flight. Tax rates used are 2020 tax rates.

Trip Type Round Trip
PAX 4 Passengers
Route Minneapolis, MN to Phoenix, AZ
Duration of Trip 3 days, 2 nights
Departure Airport KMSP – St. Paul International Airport
Destination Airport KPHX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Total Distance 2,552 miles
Aircraft Size Midsize Jet
Hourly Rate $3,400/hour
Average Speed 400 mph
Billable Flight Time 6.4 hours
Flight Cost $21,760.00
Crew Overnight Cost * $1,500.00
Landing Fees $500.00
Subtotal $23,760.00
Federal Excise Tax $1,782.00
Segment Fees $34.40
Total Cost $25,576.40

The total distance for this trip is 2,552 (one-way - 1,276 miles x 2) divided by the average speed of 400 mph equals total flight time of 6.4 hours.

The flight time of 6.4 hours multiplied by the hourly rate of $3,400 equals a total of $21,760.

Average overnight costs and per diem for the crew are $750 per night for a 2-person crew totaling $1,500.

Flight time minimums of 6 hours (3 day × 2 hours = 6 hours) been exceeded for this itinerary and do not come into the calculation of the charter price.

The flight cost of $21,760 plus the crew cost of $1,500 equals $23,260.

Segment Fees are 4.30 per passenger, per flight leg, times 4 passengers equals $34.40.

Adding in the landing fees and taxes amounts to a total all-inclusive charter price of $25,575.60.

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How Much Do Private Jets of Different Sizes Cost?

Aircraft are categorized by size, depending on the range and passenger capacity. Simply, the larger the aircraft is, the greater the range, passenger and baggage capacities, and hourly charter rates will be.

How Much Do Private Flights Cost?

Prices for private jets vary by size, type, and age among other factors

When choosing an aircraft size, consider which aircraft have the range to fly to your destination without fuel stops. A smaller aircraft requiring a fuel stop will have a lower hourly rate, but fuel stops increase travel time and add additional costs, not always resulting in the savings you were expecting.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Turboprop?

How much do Turboprop charters cost?

Turboprops, powered by turbine propeller engines, seat 6 to 8 passengers and have an average cabin height of 4.8 feet. With a range of 3 to 4 hours, these aircraft are best for short trips under 1,000 miles and airports with shorter runways.

Name Pax Range Speed Hourly Cost Flight Time
King Air 350 8 1,805 nm
3,343 km
313 KTAS
580 km/h
$1,800 4.1 hours
Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II 6 1,510 nm
2,797 km
401 KTAS
743 km/h
$1,500 2.7 hours
Pilatus PC-12 NG 6 1,573 nm
2,913 km
280 KTAS
519 km/h
$1,600 4.0 hours
Beechcraft 1900D 19 1,356 nm
2,511 km
280 KTAS
519 km/h
$3,500 3.5 hours

A Turboprop flight from NY to Washington DC in a 2008 King Air C90 GTI with 6 passengers would take 1 hour and 12 minutes and cost around $4,800. Similarly a flight from West Palm Beach to Miami in a 2017 Cessna Grand Caravan with 8 passengers will take 36 minutes will cost around $3,700.

Or a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles on a 2008 Pilatus PC-12 will take 36 minutes, and with 6 passengers will cost around $4,400.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a VLJ, Light Jet or a Super Light Jet?

How much do VLJ, Light, and Super Light jet charters cost?

Very Light Jets seat 3 to 4 passengers with minimal baggage capacity. Best suited for short day trips with a range of 2.5 to 3 hours (1,200 - 1,400 miles). The average cabin height is around 4.5 feet. Light Jets and Super Light Jets are suitable for itineraries of 3 to 4 hours (1,200 - 1,600 miles). The average cabin height is about 5 feet.

Name Pax Range Speed Hourly Cost Flight Time
Citation Encore+ 6 1,760 nm
3,260 km
429 KTAS
795 km/h
$2,500 2.9 hours
Citation M2 6 1,300 nm
2,408 km
400 KTAS
741 km/h
$2,500 2.3 hours
Citation Mustang 4 1,150 nm
2,130 km
340 KTAS
630 km/h
$2,200 2.4 hours
Citation XLS+ 8 1,858 nm
3,441 km
341 KTAS
632 km/h
$2,900 3.9 hours
Nextant 400XT 6 2,003 nm
3,710 km
460 KTAS
852 km/h
$2,800 3.1 hours
Phenom 100 4 1,320 nm
2,445 km
390 KTAS
722 km/h
$2,200 2.4 hours
Phenom 300 7 1,951 nm
3,613 km
453 KTAS
838 km/h
$2,700 3.1 hours

The cost of chartering a 4-passenger Phenom 100 VLJ from Van Nuys to Las Vegas is around $5,100. The trip will take 59 minutes in the air. Using the same routing with a 2013 Citation M2 light jet holding 6 passengers, the flight will take 54 minutes in the air and cost around $6,350. A super light jet such as a 2004 Lear 40 can accommodate a total of 7 passengers, and a flight time of 52 minutes, would cost around $7,050.

Meanwhile, a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta in a 3 passenger VLJ, 2007 Eclipse 500 will take 2 hours and 5 minutes and cost around $7,600. The same flight in a light jet such as the 2002 Citation Bravo with 6 passengers will take 1 hour and 48 minutes in the air and cost $9,200. A 2001 super light jet such as the 2001 Lear 45 with 8 passengers will take 1 hour and 30 minutes in the air and cost $11,150.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Midsize Jet or a Super-Midsize Jet?

How much do Midsize and Super Midsize jet charters cost?

Midsize and super midsize jets seat 7 to 10 passengers. Most offer a 4 to 5-hour nonstop range (1,600-2,000 miles). A few aircraft types in this category have a slightly longer range. Average cabin height is about 5.7 - 5.8 feet with some offering 6-feet stand-up cabins.

Name Pax Range Speed Hourly Cost Flight Time
Challenger 300 9 3,100 nm
5,741 km
476 KTAS
882 km/h
$4,800 4.7 hours
Citation X+ 9 3,242 nm
6,004 km
528 KTAS
978 km/h
$4,800 4.4 hours
Falcon 2000LX 8 4,000 nm
7,408 km
487 KTAS
902 km/h
$5,200 5.9 hours
Gulfstream G200 9 3,312 nm
6,134 km
494 KTAS
915 km/h
$5,700 4.8 hours
Hawker 4000 8 3,283 nm
6,080 km
482 KTAS
893 km/h
$4,800 4.9 hours
Hawker 900XP 9 2,818 nm
5,219 km
446 KTAS
826 km/h
$3,600 4.5 hours
Citation Latitude 9 2,700 nm
5,000 km
442 KTAS
819 km/h
$4,500 4.4 hours

A flight from Los Angeles to Seattle on a midsize jet such as the 2008 Gulfstream G150 with 7 passengers will take 2 hours and 28 minutes in the air and cost around $21,200. The same flight on a super midsize jet such as the 2007 Citation Sovereign with 9 passengers will take 2 hours and 18 minutes and cost around $26,100.

A flight from Chicago to Washington DC on a 2008 Hawker 900XP with 8 passengers will cost around $14,800. Meanwhile, the same trip on an 8 passenger super midsize jet such as the 2007 Citation Sovereign will cost $17,000.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Large Jet or an Ultra Longe Range Jet?

How much do Large and Ultra Long Range jet charters cost?

Large and Ultra Long Range jets seat up to 16 passengers, but usually around 12 to 14 passengers. These aircraft typically offer flight attendants, transatlantic range (3,000+ miles), and very comfortable stand-up cabins. Average cabin height is about 6 feet.

Name Pax Range Speed Hourly Cost Flight Time
Challenger 850 15 2,250 nm
4,167 km
459 KTAS
851 km/h
$8,800 3.5 hours
Falcon 900LX 12 4,500 nm
8,334 km
481 KTAS
891 km/h
$5,800 6.7 hours
Gulfstream G450 8 4,350 nm
8,056 km
500 KTAS
925 km/h
$8,800 6.2 hours
Gulfstream G500 13 5,000 nm
9,260 km
516 KTAS
955 km/h
$7,000 6.9 hours
Gulfstream G650 8 7,000 nm
12,964 km
488 KTAS
904 km/h
$9,200 10.2 hours
Global 6000 12 6,000 nm
11,112 km
513 KTAS
950 km/h
$8,600 8.4 hours
Global Express XRS 12 5,450 nm
10,093 km
513 KTAS
950 km/h
$8,500 7.6 hours
Challenger 650 10 4,000 nm
7,408 km
470 KTAS
870 km/h
$8,800 6.1 hours

A flight from Los Angeles to New York City on a large jet such as the 2007 Challenger 605 with 12 passenger will take 5 hours in the air and cost around $60,400. The same 5 hour trip using a 2002 Falcon 2000 with 10 passengers will cost around $31,600.

A flight on an ultra long range jet from New York City to London on a 2010 Global 5000 with 13 passengers and 7 hours of flight time will cost around $78,000. The same trip on a 2013 Legacy 650 with 13 passengers and a flight time of 7 hours and 7 minutes will cost around $59,500.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a VIP Airliner

How much do Light jet charters cost?

VIP Airliners can seat between 16 to 80 passengers depending on the individual model configuration with cabin heights up to 7 feet. Ranges are 3,000 to 6,000 miles.

Name Pax Range Speed Hourly Cost Flight Time
Airbus ACJ320 19 4,950 nm
9,167 km
485 KTAS
898 km/h
$18,000 7.3 hours
Boeing Business Jet 19 5,985 nm
11,084 km
469 KTAS
868 km/h
$11,000 9.1 hours
Boeing Business Jet 2 24 4,750 nm
8,797 km
470 KTAS
870 km/h
$11,000 7.2 hours
Boeing Business Jet 3 24 4,225 nm
7,825 km
470 KTAS
870 km/h
$11,000 6.4 hours
Lineage 1000 14 4,500 nm
8,334 km
470 KTAS
870 km/h
$12,000 6.8 hours

A VIP Airliner flight from New York City to Dubai on a 28-passenger 2011 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) will take 14 hours and 29 minutes in the air and cost around 469,000, while the same flight on a 2002 BBJ with 18 passengers and a flight time of 15 hours and 20 minutes will cost around $392,000.

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Comprehensive List of Aircraft Types and their Rates

Aircraft types vary by age, range, interior configuration, refurbishment dates and hourly rates. Below you will find a comprehensive list of private jets available on the global market and their average hourly rates.

Show Private Jet Hourly Rates by Type

VLJ

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Citation Mustang 2,200
Eclipse 500 2,200
Hondajet 2,000
Phenom 100 2,200
Eclipse 550 2,300
Phenom 100E 2,300
Vision Jet 2,000

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Light

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Beechjet 400A 2,600
Citation Bravo 2,500
Citation CJ1+ 2,200
Citation CJ2+ 2,600
Citation CJ3 2,700
Citation CJ4 2,500
Citation Encore 2,500
Citation Encore+ 2,500
Citation M2 2,500
Citation V 2,600
Citation Ultra 2,500
Learjet 31 2,600
Learjet 40 2,600
Learjet 40XR 3,000
Nextant 400XT 2,800
Premier I 2,700
Citation CJ2 2,600
Citation CJ3+ 3,000
Pilatus PC-24 2,900
HondaJet Elite 2,500
Hawker 400XP 2,700
Nextant 400 XTi 3,000
Phenom 300E 2,800

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Super Light

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Citation Excel 2,800
Citation XLS 2,900
Citation XLS+ 2,900
Learjet 45 3,600
Learjet 45XR 2,800
Learjet 70 2,900
Learjet 75 2,900
Phenom 300 2,700

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Midsize

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Astra SPX 2,900
Citation VI 2,900
Citation VII 3,600
Gulfstream G100 3,800
Gulfstream G150 3,200
Hawker 800XP 3,300
Hawker 850XP 3,500
Hawker 900XP 3,600
Learjet 60 3,300
Learjet 60XR 3,400
Westwind II 3,100
Citation Latitude 4,500
Legacy 450 3,800
Praetor 500 3,600

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Super Midsize

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Challenger 300 4,800
Citation Sovereign 4,000
Citation X 5,225
Citation X+ 4,800
Falcon 2000 4,943
Falcon 2000DX 4,674
Falcon 2000EX 4,733
Falcon 2000LX 5,200
Falcon 50EX 4,700
Gulfstream G200 5,700
Gulfstream G280 4,800
Hawker 4000 4,800
Legacy 500 3,800
Falcon 2000LXS 5,500
Citation Sovereign+ 4,200
Falcon 2000S 6,200
Praetor 600 4,100

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Large

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Challenger 601 5,200
Challenger 604 6,200
Challenger 605 6,800
Challenger 850 8,800
Falcon 900B 5,800
Falcon 900DX 7,000
Falcon 900EX 6,200
Falcon 900LX 5,800
Gulfstream GIV-SP 6,200
Gulfstream GVSP 7,200
Gulfstream G300 5,800
Gulfstream G400 5,900
Gulfstream G450 8,800
Gulfstream G500 7,000
Global 5000 6,800
Legacy 600 5,400
Legacy 650 6,200
Challenger 650 8,800

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Ultra Long Range

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Falcon 7X 9,200
Gulfstream GV 7,800
Gulfstream G550 8,800
Gulfstream G650 9,200
Global 6000 8,600
Global Express 8,000
Global Express XRS 8,500
Gulfstream G650ER 9,500
Global 6500 8,600
Global 7500 8,600

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VIP Airliner

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
Airbus ACJ318 15,000
Airbus ACJ319 15,000
Airbus ACJ320 18,000
Boeing Business Jet 11,000
Boeing Business Jet 2 11,000
Boeing Business Jet 3 11,000
Lineage 1000 12,000
Boeing 777-200LR VIP 21,000

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Turboprop Aircraft

Name Hourly Rate (USD)
King Air 100 1,400
King Air 200 1,400
King Air 250 1,400
King Air 350 1,800
King Air B100 1,400
King Air B200 1,400
King Air B200GT 1,400
King Air C90 1,200
King Air C90GTi 1,300
Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II 1,500
Pilatus PC-12 NG 1,600
Super King Air F90 1,500
Swearingen Fairchild Merlin III 1,700
Beechcraft 1900D 3,500
Pilatus PC-12 1,550
Kodiak 100 Series II 1,500
Kodiak 100 1,300
Aviator TP600 1,800

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How is the Hourly Charter Rate of a Jet Determined?

The hourly jet rental rates cover the charges of owning and operating the aircraft. The hourly rate is a combination of the fixed and variable costs spread over the expected total hours of usage per year. Fixed costs include:

  • Crew Salaries
  • Benefits and Training
  • Aircraft and Operating Insurance
  • Aircraft Storage
  • Aircraft Refurbishment

Variable costs are incurred according to specific aircraft usages, such as fuel and maintenance.

An aircraft’s total expected hours of usage per year ultimately determines the hourly rental cost for an aircraft. To sustain yearly costs of $2M, 200 flight hours of expected usage means a breakeven of $10,000 per hour. 400 hours will reduce the hourly cost to $5,000 per hour. The examples below will further explain how expected usage and daily flight time minimums play into the overall cost of renting a private jet.

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How Much Does an Empty Leg Flight Cost?

Empty legs are generally 30% - 40% less than the cost of a full charter. In some cases, if an aircraft must re-position urgently, even better deals can be had.

Around one-third of all private jet flights fly empty. In the United States, that is around 250 per day. Brokers have access to all of these empty legs. The savings can be significant for clients, especially on long distance international flights, as they don’t need to buy a return journey.

Smaller jets and shorter flights produce smaller savings while longer flights and larger jets can offer huge savings. On light jets heading up and down the East Coast, you’ll save around $5,000 - $6,000. Cross-country flights in the USA can produce savings of $30,000 - $50,000. Transcontinental empty leg flights could save you upwards of $100,000.

It’s important to remember that empty legs will still cost a lot more than commercial tickets. You’ll pay the normal hourly rates for your flight. This is key to managing expectation of empty leg flight prices.

Here are some examples of how much empty leg flights can cost:

Type of Jet Departing Arriving Estimated Cost
Large jet New York London $65,000
Super midsize jet New York Los Angeles $30,000
Light jet New York Miami $11,000
Light jet Chicago Fort Myers $7,800
Light jet Los Angeles Las Vegas $4,500

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A Regional Private Jet Cost Comparison Case Study

Pricing varies in different regions of the world for the same aircraft type.

For example, a round-trip flight in the United States, from New York City to Los Angeles, with an overnight stay, using a Challenger 601 with a typical passenger capacity of 9, will cost around $58,900. A total flight time of 5 hours and 21 minutes on the outbound leg plus 4 hours and 52 minutes on the return leg equals a total flight time of 10 hours and 21 minutes. The total round trip cost comes to about $6,544 per passenger. The cost per passenger is about $633 per hour.

However, a round-trip flight in South America using the same Challenger 601 with a typical passenger capacity of 9, flying from Sao Paulo to Caracas with an overnight stay will cost around $82,500. A flight time of 5 hours and 59 minutes on the outbound leg and 5 hours and 41 minutes of flight time on the return leg equals a total flight time of 11 hours and 41 minutes. The total round-trip cost comes to about $9,167 per passenger. The cost per passenger is about $785 per hour.

When you take an hourly cost, such as $633, per passenger and multiply it by 9 passengers, it comes to $5,697 per flying hour, multiplied by 10 hours, which equals to $56,970 in the United States. In South America, taking the hourly cost of $785 per person, multiplied by 9 passengers, comes to $7,065 per hour. This, multiplied by 10 hours of flight, equals $70,650.

Thus, when comparing apples to apples for the same flight time of 10 hours using the same aircraft type, a charter flight in the United States costs about $13,000 less than in South America.

Summary - Regional Cost Comparison Case Study

  United States South America
Aircraft Challenger 601 (9 pax) Challenger 601 (9 pax)
Flight times New York to Los Angeles
Leg 1: 05:21
Leg 2: 04:52
Total: 10:21
Sao Paulo to Caracas
Leg 1: 05:59
Leg 2: 05:41
Total: 11:41
Flight cost $58,900 $82,500
Per passenger cost $58,900 ÷ 9 pax = $6,544/pax $82,500 ÷ 9 pax = $9,167/pax
Per passenger per hour cost $6,544 ÷ 10.35 hours = $633/pax/hour $9,167 ÷ 11.68 hours = $785/pax/hour
Cost for 9 pax for a 10 hour flight $56,970
($633/pax/hour * 9 pax * 10 hours)
$70,650
($785/pax/hour * 9 pax * 10 hours)

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Jet in Various Regions of the World?

We have compiled a list of popular private jet cost estimates in various regions to help you figure out the prices. Review the cost estimate of any other private plane rental, anywhere in the world, by using our private jet rental cost calculator or by speaking with our Aviation Advisors at +1-877-727-2538. They’re available 24/7.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet in the USA?

While leading the world in private aviation, the costs of chartering a private jet within the United States are very competitive. Private aviation contributes over $150 billion to economy in the USA, according to a report by the NBAA. There are many aircraft to choose from in various locations, categories, and types in US. Here are cost estimates of popular private jet requests within the United States.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 1 overnight and non-stop. Prices are in USD.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
Van Nuys - Las Vegas - Van Nuys Eclipse 500 VLJ 4 0:44 0:46 $3,900
Washington DC - New York - Washington DC Piaggio Avanti II Light Aircraft 6 1:00 1:00 $8,200
New York - Chicago - New York Learjet 35A Light 7 2:12 1:52 $14,400
Austin - Miami - Austin Citation CJ2+ Light 6 2:54 3:00 $15,400
Houston - Washington DC - Houston Citation V Light 7 3:06 3:04 $18,300
West Palm Beach - New York - West Palm Beach Learjet 40 Light 6 2:36 2:42 $18,700
Chicago - Miami - Chicago Citation V Ultra Light 6 2:52 2:57 $18,800
New York - Miami - New York Citation CJ3 Light 6 3:00 2:54 $19,000
Washington DC - Houston - Washington DC Falcon 10 Light 7 2:54 2:54 $21,800
New York - Los Angeles - New York Challenger 601 Large 9 5:29 4:52 $58,900
Van Nuys - Honolulu - Van Nuys Citation X Super Midsize 8 5:12 4:48 $51,000
Seattle - Miami - Seattle Falcon 2000 Super Midsize 10 5:24 5:50 $77,800

How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet in the UK & Europe?

Second only to the USA, the cost of a private charter within Europe is very competitive and there are plenty of aircraft options available. Here are the costs of a few popular charter flights within the European region for your review.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 1 overnight and non-stop. Prices are in EUR.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
Amsterdam - London - Amsterdam Citation Mustang VLJ 4 0:58 0:58 €6,500
Paris - London - Paris Citation II Light 7 0:58 0:58 €7,200
Vienna - Zurich - Vienna Citation CJ2+ Light 6 1:11 1:11 €8,000
Prague - Vienna - Prague Citation Mustang VLJ 4 2:18 2:18 €9,600
Nice - Milan - Nice Phenom 100E VLJ 4 1:03 1:03 €5,000
Rome - Paris - Rome Citation Mustang VLJ 4 2:18 2:18 €9,700
Geneva - London - Geneva Citation Mustang VLJ 4 1:38 3:18 €7,600
Rome - Frankfurt - Rome Piaggio Avanti II Turboprop Aircraft 6 1:53 1:53 €11,300
Copenhagen - Vienna - Copenhagen Citation CJ1 Light 5 1:43 1:43 €10,500
London - Madrid - London Citation Mustang VLJ 4 2:35 2:35 €10,600
Malaga - Hamburg - Malaga Citation Bravo Light 6 3:27 3:29 €15,800
Naples - London - Naples Citation CJ2+ Light 6 2:32 2:32 €15,900
Bucharest - Amsterdam - Bucharest Citation Bravo Light 6 2:57 2:57 €15,000
Cannes - Dublin - Cannes Citation Mustang VLJ 4 2:58 2:45 €13,400
Warsaw - Athens - Warsaw Premier 1A Light 6 2:39 2:41 €14,700
Moscow - Nice - Moscow Challenger 604 Large 10 3:38 3:25 €42,500

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet in Canada?

At PBJ, we regularly organize private jet flights to and from Canada, as well as, within Canada while delivering the most competitive rates in the market. Put our years of experience to good use and let us represent your best interest with all Canadian charter flights.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 1 overnight and non-stop. Prices are in USD.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
Vancouver - Winnipeg - Vancouver Learjet 75 Super Light 8 2:42 2:42 $18,000
Ottawa - Calgary - Ottawa Citation V Ultra Light 7 5:06 4:12 $31,600
Ottawa - Regina - Ottawa Learjet 45 Super Light 7 3:12 3:12 $25,900
Toronto - Vancouver - Toronto Hawker 700A Midsize 8 5:12 4:30 $33,100
Montreal - Winnipeg - Montreal Hawker 850XP Midsize 8 2:52 2:32 $20,300
Calgary - Montreal - Calgary Citation V Light 6 4:24 5:18 $27,400
Vancouver - Los Angeles - Vancouver Learjet 75 Super Light 7 2:36 2:36 $17,300
Calgary - Las Vegas - Calgary Citation V Light 6 3:00 2:48 $17,100
Toronto - Nassau - Toronto Premier 1A Light 6 3:06 3:06 $18,700
Calgary - San Francisco - Calgary Citation V Light 6 3:00 2:42 $16,800

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet in South America?

Charter rates in the South American region are higher than America and Europe. We at PBJ, represent our private jet clients in South America for safety, quality, and cost savings through over a decade of experience in the region.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 1 overnight and non-stop. Prices are in USD.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
Sao Paulo - Caracas - Sao Paulo Challenger 601-3A Large 9 5:59 5:41 $82,500
Quito - Caracas - Quito Citation Mustang VLJ 4 3:18 3:21 $27,900
Buenos Aires - Lima - Buenos Aires Citation Excel Super Light 6 4:18 3:50 $29,700
Rio De Janeiro - Sao Paulo - Rio De Janeiro Citation CJ1 Light 5 0:52 0:51 $15,600
Santiago - Montevideo - Santiago Beechjet 400A Light 6 2:07 2:30 $17,800
Sao Paulo - Rio De Janeiro - Sao Paulo Citation Mustang VLJ 4 0:31 0:33 $16,100
Rio De Janeiro - Santiago - Rio De Janeiro Citation Excel Super Light 6 4:10 3:24 $46,500
Buenos Aires - Maldonado - Buenos Aires Learjet 35A Light 6 0:44 0:46 $4,500
Porto Seguro - Sao Paulo - Porto Seguro Citation CJ1 Light 5 2:05 1:55 $25,400
Caracas - Rio de Janeiro - Caracas Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 8 5:12 5:24 $59,100

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet in Asia?

We regularly represent our clients and organize flights on their behalf in Asia while vetting the operators, aircraft and crew for safety, quality equipment and cost effectiveness.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 1 overnight and non-stop. Prices are in USD.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
Beijing - Shanghai - Beijing Challenger 605 Large 10 1:47 1:50 $36,600
Bangkok - Surat Thani - Bangkok Citation Mustang VLJ 4 1:18 1:18 $10,500
Bangkok - Phuket - Bangkok Citation Mustang VLJ 4 1:33 1:32 $11,900
Singapore - Phuket - Singapore Piaggio Avanti II Turboprop Aircraft 7 1:43 1:43 $23,500
Ha Noi - Phuket - Ha Noi Hawker 800XP Midsize 6 2:31 2:28 $38,400
Phuket - Hong Kong - Phuket Hawker 850XP Midsize 7 3:06 3:06 $47,600
Hanoi - Singapore - Hanoi Hawker 800XP Midsize 6 3:09 3:12 $44,200
Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok Citation Mustang VLJ 4 1:35 1:38 $12,500
Singapore - Ho Chi Minh - Singapore Piaggio Avanti II Turboprop Aircraft 7 1:54 1:54 $20,700
Hong Kong - Bangkok - Hong Kong Gulfstream G200 Large 10 2:37 2:32 $39,800

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How Much Does a Transcontinental Private Jet Cost?

For over a decade, PBJ has represented and earned the business of discerning clientele who require Large and Ultra Long Range aircraft for their international one way or round trip private jet charter flights. Paramount shines above all when it comes to Trans-Continental, Trans-Pacific or Trans-Atlantic charter flights. Here are some samples of a few recent related flights.

Routing based on a Round Trip Flight with 2 over-nights. Prices are in USD.

Routing Aircraft Type Aircraft Category Max Pax Flight Time Leg 1 Flight Time Leg 2 Price Estimate
New York - London - New York Falcon 50EX Super Midsize 9 6:40 7:48 $85,800
Los Angeles - London - Los Angeles Gulfstream GV Large 14 10:18 11:12 $150,100
Moscow - Boston - Moscow Gulfstream GIVSP Large 13 9:17 8:25 $115,800
Miami - London - Miami Gulfstream GIVSP Large 13 8:15 9:22 $111,600
Miami - Rio De Janeiro - Miami Challenger 604 Large 12 8:24 8:48 $103,100
Dubai - Moscow - Dubai Challenger 605 Large 10 5:00 4:48 $58,500
New York - Hong Kong - New York Gulfstrean GV Large 14 15:30 15:12 $264,800
New York - Paris - New York Challenger 601 Large 9 6:48 8:04 $89,500
Dubai - New York - Dubai Global Express XRS Ultra Long Range 13 13:42 12:35 $193,800
Dallas - Turks and Caicos - Dallas Westwind II Midsize 9 3:54 3:58 $23,700
Moscow - London - Moscow Challenger 605 Large 11 3:32 3:18 $35,800

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