How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Private Jet?
When it comes to booking a private jet for business or leisure, ‘How much does it cost to charter a private jet?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions. As expected, the answer isn’t quite that simple. Compared with buying and owning a private jet, the costs to hire a plane are minimal. Depending on the size, model and customisation, private jets can sell for between £1 million to over £400 million. The owner then has annual maintenance costs which can equally range from hundreds of thousands of pounds to millions, again depending on the size and location.
If you’re looking to book a private jet, a range of factors come into play and costs can vary greatly depending on the destination and length of flight, chosen private jet hire model, availability and airport landing fees. However, for lots of travellers, the price is often not as much as you might expect. Trying to make our costs as simple and transparent as possible, we look at the factors which affect pricing as well as cost estimates and tips to help you decide on the best private jet flight to meet your budget.
How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Private Jet in the UK?
Flying by private jet around the UK can be one of the quickest ways to travel between meetings or commute. One of the main factors which influences the price to hire a private jet is the size of the chosen model and number of passengers. So, if you’re looking to travel alone or with a small team, family or group of friends, chartering a small jet can be the most cost-effective ways to fly privately.
You can travel from London to Manchester in just 40 minutes with four passengers flying from around £2,700 whilst a larger plane seating seven, can cost approximately £3,800. Alternatively, if you need to transport a larger group of people, long-range planes are available to carry over 30 passengers. The cost of travelling from London to Glasgow with 13 passengers can start at around £10,400, with prices varying depending on the model needed.
Whether you are looking for the best deal on private jet travel, or you’re more concerned with the speed, luxe or onboard facilities, our highly experience team are on hand to help you find the most suitable flight.
Luxury Private Jet Models Don’t Have to Cost Premium Prices…
Many travellers are now looking at hiring private jets for family holidays, trips to holiday homes or luxury stag and hen parties. Whilst, of course, chartering a private jet will often cost more than flying via a commercial airline, sharing the cost amongst the group will bring the price down drastically. This can allow passengers to fly for hundreds of pounds each, instead of shelling out thousands to fly alone. As an example, 16 passengers could fly to Prague for as little as £600 per person each way.
Depending on the nature of your trip, this can allow you to begin a celebration earlier, enjoying the private space of a luxury cabin, relax and unwind with the company of your guests and indulge in first-class cuisine and beverages, using the travelling time wisely and getting just as much from the flight as you will from the destination.
How Can I get the Best Deal When Booking a Private Jet?
Book a Private Jet in Advance
One of the biggest factors which influences the overall price of flying by private jet is availability. Not only does your chosen aircraft need to be available, but you need to ensure your flight can fit in around your chosen airport’s take-off and landing schedule. To reduce the cost of this and ensure you can fly exactly when and how you want to, one of the best ways is to book a private jet as far in advance as possible. Not only will you secure your chosen route and plane type, but you will avoid the premium prices which can incur when booked at the last minute. These price additions can come from needing to draft an aircraft in from further afield or having to fly on a larger plane than needed if smaller models have already been booked elsewhere.
Book a Return Flight where Possible
The cost to charter a private jet one-way private flight can often include the cost for the aircraft to return back to its starting point empty. If you’re going on a short trip of two – five days, one of the easiest ways to save money when booking private flights therefore, is to book a return flight where possible which works out much more budget-friendly than booking two one-way tickets.
Book a Private Jet as a Group
Many groups are now looking at flying privately at a much lower cost by filling all the seats and spreading the price. If you can travel with other families, commuters or businesspeople the cost per person works out to be much lower whilst you still have the added benefits of reduced travelling time, space and some privacy.
What are Empty Leg Flights and How Much Do They Cost?
Empty leg flights can be one of the most affordable ways to fly via private jet. Often, a private jet has made a one-way journey and needs to get back to its original location or travel elsewhere to pick up another private client. Although the journey needs to happen, the plane will be empty, allowing flight operators to offer passengers tickets for up to 75% off the normal price. Of course, with this option you don’t have any freedom in the departure and destination airports nor the dates or times of travel, but if you can be flexible on where you’re going and when, empty leg flights are a brilliant way to travel at an exceptional cost.
To find out more about empty leg flights or to discuss your requirements, our professional team are on hand to help you book the best private jet for your journey.