When money is not a constraint, it is natural for you to want the best of everything – be it the car you drive, the house you live in, or the private jet you own. Though there is no dearth of options for those with a deep pocket, wouldn’t you want to learn about some of the top private jets that are sure to add to your status and grandeur? Of course you would, and therefore, here is a list of five of the most expensive and luxurious private jets for those who like to live life king size. Let’s begin.
5. Gulfstream G550
Gulfstream G550, produced by the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, has attracted the fancies of more than 40 celebrities, with the owners including the likes of Lakshmi Mittal (Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal Group), and Sir Philip Green – that’s another thing that Sir Philip Green now also owns another Gulfstream, G650 ER. Regardless, the Gulfstream is one of the most popular names in the world of private aircraft, with the Corporate Jet Investor Award to its honor. Gulfstream G550 is capable of doing up to 610 mph and can carry about 18 passengers.
Price: US$61.5 million
4. Airbus A319 CJ
A319 CJ, a narrow-body jet from the Airbus A320 family, is the second most expensive aircraft offered by the French manufacturer. The fact that multiple industrialists, such as Vijay Mallya, and the heads of the states of Czech Republic, Armenia and Germany own and use it as their preferred mode of transportation should give you an idea about the quality and reliability of this flying machine. The jet has also been the presidential aircraft in many European countries. The Airbus A319 has a flying range of 7,000 miles and can seat up to 39 passengers.
Price: US$89.6 million
3. Boeing 767
Although hiring a private jet can also get you most of the perks you get by traveling in your personal jet, the sense of pride that comes with owning a jet is definitely worth writing home about. For those who want something larger-than-life, the Boeing 767 is an option to consider. The jet comes in various sizes and variants, with endless customization possibilities, which partially explains the reason why it has been a favorite among celebrities. The jet’s wide-body design gives it a bold stance, and its twin-engine can let you do up to 530 mph.
Price: US$185-188 million
2. Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 is a gigantic aircraft that – given its incredibly large size for a private jet – can be mistaken for a “UFO” on a cloudy day! Depending on the variant, the jet can carry 242 to 335 passengers, making it ideal for those who need to travel in large groups. This long-range, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet airliner is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner; thanks to it’s lightweight wings, undercarriage, and fuselage that are made of composite materials.
Price: US$224-300 million
1. Airbus A380
The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest aircraft, with a seating capacity of 853 passengers. It’s upper deck is 40 percent bigger than the Boeing 747-8, the next largest airliner. The jet, with a flying range of 8,500 nautical miles and up to 0.85 mach of cruising speed, is capable of taking you to the farthest destinations on the planet. The jet was limited to commercial carriers, until 2012, when Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a business magnate, investor, and philanthropist from Saudi Arabia, purchased it to add to his personal collection.
Price: US$375.3 million
Whether you book a private jet or own it, nothing beats the perks of flying private. Private jets, be it the above list or another, are one of the most luxurious mode of transport apt for your status, style, and standard. If you wish to charter a flight or own a private jet, Horizon Air has got you covered. Contact one of our aviation consultants at (877) 720-2770 to help you choose your dream private jet, from research to negotiation, to documentation.