Hourly Private Jet Prices – Light Jets

Light jets are the backbone to the private jet charter industry. Light jets account for the largest portion of aircraft, narrowly beating turboprops and piston aircraft. Hourly private jet prices for the light jet category of private jets depend on location primarily, and tend to have a higher hourly charter rate outside of the United States. Since the United States is home to approximately 70% of the light jets available for charter, there is much more demand, and therefor much more competition in the industry. Light Jets can differ in hourly rate depending on the year of manufacture and the amount of flight hours on the aircraft in question, but generally cost approximately $2,000 to $5,000 an hour to charter. For shorter flights under 1,800 nautical miles, light jets are the best choice in terms of aircraft hourly charter rate, and generally seat 7 or 8 passengers comfortably. The in cabin-amenities differ from model to model and year from year, but generally include an in flight entertainment system, which may be comprised of both audio and video playback, as well as a partial lavatory and occasionally a partial (though hidden) galley. In-flight WiFi can be found on many newer light jets.

In terms of the total cost to charter an aircraft, hourly private jet rates account for the majority of the costs, but other costs such as landing and takeoff fees, as well as standby and overnight fees (if applicable) can all play a large role in determining the actual cost of chartering a private jet. Using only the hourly rate for an example trip from New York to Florida, we can assume a total of 6 hours of total airtime for the aircraft to fulfill the trip and return the aircraft to base. At approximately $2,500 an hour for a Hawker 400, we get an estimated price of $15,000. But using our booking engine to calculate the exact trip itinerary, we are able to get a much more accurate figure of $13,071 for a similar available aircraft. Estimated hourly private jet charter prices are not a method of finding exact cost, but rough estimations. For more aircraft information about light jets, use our aircraft guide and click on the light jet category for details about maximum range, luggage capacity, as well as estimated hourly prices and aircraft photos.

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Cessna Citation CJ3

$1,800 – $7,300 phr

Cessna Citation Jet 3 is a turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by Cessna and developed as an improved version of the Citation CJ2. It is …

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Cessna Citation CJ1

$1,900 – $4,600 phr

Cessna Citation Jet 1 is a turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by Cessna, bordering on very light jet territory, the Citation CJ1 comfortable seats up to …

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Cessna Citation Mustang

$1,950 – $4,550 phr

The speed and range inspired performance of the Mustang will tackle the sky like only a jet can while delivering the efficiency of a lighter aircraft. …

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Bombardier Learjet 35A

$2,000 – $6,800 phr

The Learjet 35A is one of the most flexible and cost effective aircraft in its category. We are pleased to offer it for your private jet charter …

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Cessna Citation SII

$2,000 – $4,700 phr

The Citation S/II, or Super II, is a modification of Cessna’s best ever selling private jet. It carries more load and flies much faster than its predecessor, while …

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Cessna Citation CJ2

$2,300 – $5,500 phr

Cessna Citation Jet 2 is a turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by Cessna and developed as an improved version of the Citation CJ1. It is …

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Hawker-Beechcraft Beechjet 400A

$2,300 – $7,400 phr

The 400A has undergone vast design improvements from the original Hawker 400. It is mostly constructed of light aerospace alloys. The fuselage’s new fuel tank located …

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Beechcraft Premier IA

$2,400 – $3,700 phr

Featuring superior cruise speeds and the ones of the largest cabins in its category, the Beechcraft Premier IA is a high value private jet that excels in efficiency and it’s ability …

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Bombardier Learjet 36A

$2,400 – $4,200 phr

The Learjet 36A is the new and improved version of the Lear 36. The 36’s boasting rights were a result of its range; the Lear …

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Cessna Citation Ultra

$2,500 – $6,000 phr

The Citation Ultra has a perfect mix of in cabin amenities, flight performance, and mechanical reliability. It is a good choice for short trips. The deciding factor for most …

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Cessna Citation Bravo

$2,600 – $5,600 phr

The Bravo has several baggage compartments with a combined capacity of 73 cubic feet, or about seven suitcases, four golf bags, and a few sets …

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Bombardier Learjet 31A

$2,600 – $4,300 phr

For those unfamiliar with Learjets, their name is synonymous with high speed. The Learjet 31A can reach a cruise speed of .81 Mach after climbing to …

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Cessna Citation M2

$2,600 – $4,400 phr

Cessna Citation M2 is a turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by Cessna and developed as an improved version of the Citation CJ1. It is …

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Cessna Citation V

$2,700 – $4,300 phr

The Citation V has a fine blend of cabin comforts, upgraded performance and reliability. It is a good choice for short trips.The deciding factor for most …

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Hawker-Beechcraft Hawker 400XP

$2,700 – $5,200 phr

The Hawker 400XP has been a competitive option for business jet clients since its debut in the light private jet market. It is ideal for short …

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Cessna Citation Encore

$2,700 – $5,600 phr

The Citation Encore has a fine blend of cabin comfort, performance, and reliability. It is a good choice for short trips.The deciding factor for most …

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IAI Westwind I

$2,700 – $3,200 phr

The ten-passenger Westwind I was first produced in 1972 with a stretched fuselage. Later in 1980, IAI announced a second go-around, the Westwind II, with redesigned wings …

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Embraer Phenom 300

$3,000 – $4,600 phr

The spacious Phenom 300 cabin, designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignWorks USA, provides passengers a sufficiently large comfortable cabin washed in abundant natural cabin light.With its best in-class- …

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Hawker-Beechcraft Hawker 400A

$3,000 – $4,900 phr

The Hawker 400A has been a competitive option for business jet clients since its debut in the light private jet market. It is ideal for short …

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Cessna Citation CJ4

$3,200 – $7,800 phr

Cessna Citation Jet 1+ is a turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by Cessna and developed as an improved version of the Citation CJ1. It is …

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Nextant BE-400XT

$3,334 – $4,940 phr

Nextant Aerospace 400XTNextant 400XTThe Hawker Beechjet 400A/XP is one of the most popular light jet aircraft due to its cabin size, speed and reliability. The …

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Bombardier Learjet 40

$3,458 – $4,940 phr

Boasting the fastest time-to-climb and certified to fly higher than any aircraft in its category, the Learjet 40 aircraft easily outperforms the competition even under …

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Bombardier Learjet 70

$3,700 – $5,100 phr

Performance that empowers you to achieve more than ever before. The Bombardier Learjet 70 light jet jet fully leverages Bombardier’s efficient high speed aircraft experience, carrying 8 passengers with full …

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Bombardier Learjet 75

$5,000 – $5,300 phr

Superior power that raises the bar. The Learjet 75 light jet delivers a category leading high speed cruise of Mach .81, powerful engines and evolutionary aerodynamics featuring a new winglet design allow travel with 8 passengers and full fuel  …