How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Jet?

The cost to rent a private jet varies from $2,000 – $14,000 per billable flight hour. These hourly rates include a broad selection of aircraft from turboprops to the finest executive jets in the skies. In addition to the hourly rental rates, several other factors contribute to the overall price of renting a private jet.

The most economical private jets – Turboprops, Very Light Jets, or Executive Light Jets – cost around $2,600 to $3,500 per flight hour. Midsize or Super Midsize Jets cost between $4,000 and $8,000 per hour. Large and Ultra Long Range Jets cost between $8,000 and $14,000 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 $16,000 to 23,000 per billable flight hour.

Below you can see various factors that influence the price.

  • Private Jet Rental Price Factors

    Aircraft Category

    The aircraft category refers to the size of an aircraft. The bigger the jet the more expensive it is to hire it. Private jet prices vary from very light jets to ultra-long-range jets, from $2,000 to $14,000 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 rental aircraft is higher per hour than an older aircraft’s. 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 $5.00 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. The industry standard daily minimum flight time is 2 hours per day.

    Aircraft Positioning Cost

    Aircraft positioning fees are 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 add $600 to $900 per hour or more depending on the size of the aircraft. AirCharter Jet rental prices are inclusive of fuel surcharges unless specified otherwise.

    Aircraft Daily Minimums

    Operators require a certain amount of minimum hour charge per day depending on the aircraft size. For example, for turboprops the daily minimums are 1.5 hours, for light and midsize it’s 2.0 hours and for super midsize, large, and ultra-long range, the daily minimums are 2.5 hours.

    International Head Tax

    International Head Tax in 2024 is $22.20 per passenger for any international flight leg that begins or ends in the US.

    Alaska/Hawaii Head Tax

    Alaska and Hawaii Head Tax in 2024 is $11.10 per passenger and applies to departures from Alaska/Hawaii for domestic segments

  • Hourly Rental Rates and Prices by Aircraft Category

    AirCharter 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
    Light Jets
    Super Light Jets
    Price per Hour $2,750 – $3,500
    • Passengers2 – 4
    • Range (hrs) 2:45 – 3:15
    • Speed (KTAS) 330 – 371
    • Cabin Height (ft) 4.2 – 4.9
    Price per Hour $2,900 – $3,500
    • Passengers 6 – 7
    • Range (hrs) 2:45 – 5:30
    • Speed (KTAS) 308 – 492
    • Cabin Height (ft) 4.1 – 5
    Price per Hour $4,000 – $4,300
      • Passengers 7 – 8
      • Range (hrs) 4:00 – 5:30
      • Speed (KTAS) 383 – 465
      • Cabin Height (ft) 4.1 – 5

    Midsize Jets
    Super Midsize Jets
    Large Jets

    Price per Hour $4,300 – $4,750

    • Passengers 8 – 9
    • Range (hrs) 2:30 – 8:00
    • Speed (KTAS) 374 – 470
    • Cabin Height (ft) 4.8 – 5.9

    Price per Hour $5,100 – $6,500

    • Passengers  8 – 10
    • Range (hrs) 5:30 – 8:00
    • Speed (KTAS) 375 – 530
    • Cabin Height (ft) 5.7 – 6.3

    Price per Hour $6,800 – $9,500

    • Passengers 10 – 16
    • Range (hrs) 3:00 – 13:00
    • Speed (KTAS) 485 – 513
    • Cabin Height (ft) 5.9 – 6.2

    Ultra Long Range Jets
    VIP Airliners
    Turboprop Aircraft

    Price per Hour $10,000 – $14,000

    • Passengers 12 – 16
    • Range (hrs) 10:00 – 17:00
    • Speed (KTAS) 368 – 516
    • Cabin Height (ft) 6 – 6.4

    Price per Hour $16,000 – $23,000

    • Passengers 16 – 50
    • Range (hrs) 2:00 – 16:00
    • Speed (KTAS) 469 – 485
    • Cabin Height (ft) 6.5 – 7.3

    Price per Hour $1,850 – $2,300

    • Passengers 6 – 8
    • Range (hrs) 2:45 – 7:30
    • Speed (KTAS) 189 – 402
    • Cabin Height (ft) 4.7 – 5.7

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      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.