Private jets. The minute you hear the word, images of beautiful white aircrafts, uber spacious interiors, smiling helpers & luxurious amenities come to mind. Take that image and scale it up 100x. That’s what the world of private jets is like. Owned by rich middle-eastern sheikhs or billionaire business tycoons, these are the most luxurious flying experiences you can ever have. They have been rightly called, ‘Palaces in the sky’
- Airbus A380 – Price: $500 million
Owned by the Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, Airbus A380 is worth $500 million. The jet is nothing less than a flying palace with all the luxuries one can ever think of.
- Airbus A340-300 – Price: $350-$500 million
Costing anywhere between $350-$500 million, Airbus A340-300, also called as Bourkhan, is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. This jet is even bigger than the one owned by the President of Russia.
- Boeing 747-400 – Price: $220 million
This $220 million worth private jet is owned again by Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Initially it was designed to accommodate 400 passengers but was later upgraded to customize as per the Prince’s comfort needs with a king size bed, exotic lounge, and a huge sitting area where he can be attended by more than 10 flight attendants.
- Boeing 747-81 VIP – Price: $153 million
Famous as Dreamliner, this Boeing costs $153 million and is owned by real estate tycoon and billionaire from Hong Kong Joseph Lau. The jet is fitted with all latest technology with video displays on walls for complete entertainment along with other remarkable ultimate comforts.
- Gulfstream III – Price : $125 million
Gulfstream III is expensive, luxurious and equipped with high-end technologies and these features make it cost $125 million. It’s owned by an American celebrity who is a director, actor, songwriter, producer, author, all in all, an all-rounder- Tyler Perry. He added features like a theatre with 42 inch HD LCD screen and other gadgets to enjoy and get entertained during their flying.
- Boeing 767-33A/ER – Price : $120-170 million
Costing between $120-170 million, the Boeing 767, also known as the bandit, is owned by another Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who is also the owner of the Chelsea football club. Apart from lavish interiors, this jet is also equipped with an anti-missile system to provide ultimate protection to its owner.
- Boeing 747-430 – Price : $100 million
The original price of this luxurious jet was $100 million but it got raised to $233 million when it was customized for its richest owner in the world- Sultan of Brunei.
- Boeing 757 – Price : $100 million
Priced at $100 million, the main feature of Boeing 757 is its fuel efficiency which is perfect for its owner Donald Trump who travels around continents in his private jet. His jet is customized as per his needs with high-tech features.
- Boeing Business Jet 2 – Price : $73 million
Costing $73 million, Boeing Business Jet 2 is owned by India’s richest businessman Mukesh Ambani. Apart from the luxury of a bedroom, it also has a boardroom to cater to business needs while on move.
- Boeing 737 – Price : $57 million
Boeing 737 original cost was $57 million; however, its owner, an American businessman, made changes in the interior and improved the overall features like a bedroom with king size bed, a fully functional kitchen, a high definition video system, etc. to make it as comfortable as living in a palace on land and hence, its cost got raised to $80 million.
We’re sure by the end of this list you’re already calculating how long it would take you to save up and buy one of these. Don’t worry, we’ll help you calculate. For the cheapest on this list with an average salary of INR 12,00,000, it will only take you 3,230 years.