They’ve spent decades building their reputation as a maker of reliable and affordable vehicles for years. So, when the famed Japanese auto manufacturer entered the aerospace in 2006 with the founding of HondaJet, it’s no surprise the light jet became a fast favorite.

Now, nearly 20 years later, HondaJet has solidified its position among aviation giants like Boeing, Gulfstream and Bombardier, only with a narrow focus on light jet aircraft. For many, this reputation makes HondaJet a contender when it comes time to purchase a private jet. 

But what is the price of a HondaJet and is it a good investment? Here are the answers to your most commonly asked questions. 

How Much Does a HondaJet Cost to Buy?

Brand-new Honda Jet prices start at around $5.8 million, with used models available for closer to $3.5 million. However, the initial purchase price is just one consideration when purchasing a private jet.

When you own a HondaJet, you’re in charge of maintenance, ensuring the jet meets FAA standards, storage, and hiring and training your flight crew. According to Investopedia, private jet owners can anticipate spending between $2 million and $100 million every year on:

  • Operating costs
  • Maintenance
  • Crew salaries and training
  • Private jet insurance
  • Hangar fees

How Much Is a HondaJet Hourly?

If owning a private jet is one of the most expensive ways to fly private, an on-demand charter is one of the most affordable. As a very light jet, the hourly Honda private jet price starts at about $5,500 to $6,800, depending on the availability of the aircraft and its location before charter.  

This low cost makes on-demand charters the best price for a Honda Jet experience. When you fly with Stratos, soar higher on a luxurious aircraft without breaking the bank. With private charters, you don’t have to pay any monthly maintenance fees, crew salaries, insurance, interest or upfront capital investments. Simply let us know when and where you’d like to fly, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Can HondaJet Fly Coast to Coast?

Interesting in owning an aircraft and wondering how far can HondaJet go? It depends on the model. The original HondaJet HA-420 can fly about 1,400 miles under optimal conditions at speeds of 423 mph. This moderate range and speed make coast-to-coast travel unlikely. If you fly from Los Angeles to New York City in a HondaJet, expect to stop for fuel on the way. 

HondaJet recently unveiled the 2600 light jet with a class-leading 2,625 nautical mile range, or about 3,000 miles. This impressive range will make transcontinental travel a breeze. 

So, how far can HondaJet go? In the best possible conditions, the HA-420 can fly from Teterboro, New Jersey to Orlando, Florida, while the new 2600 can fly from New York to Los Angeles with ease.

Range is important, but if you plan on purchasing either the classic HA-420 or the Honda Jet 2600, price will also be a significant factor. Now renamed the Echelon, the 2600 is expected to sell for about $12 million when it enters service in 2028.

Does a HondaJet Require 2 Pilots?

HondaJet aircraft are rated for single-pilot flight and may be offered with a single pilot by some air charter operators. However, when you book with Stratos, every aircraft always has two pilots even if it’s certified for single-pilot operations.

Why? Because flying with two pilots increases the margin of safety on your flight. Before we hire a pilot for any private jet charter flight, whether it’s on a light HondaJet or a heavy Gulfstream GIV-SP, we ensure they meet our rigorous safety and training standards that go above and beyond those of the Federal Aviation Administration.

To be eligible to fly a jet for Stratos, the pilot in command must have:

  • A valid Airline Transport Pilot certificate, which is the highest level of training in the aviation industry
  • A minimum of 3,000 hours of total flight time
  • At least 1,500 hours as captain
  • A first-class medical certificate
  • 250 hours ‘time in type’ training for the specific aircraft they’re flying

The second in command must have:

  • At least 1,000 hours of total flight time
  • A minimum of 500 hours as captain
  • A current second-class medical certificate

Since our first charter flight in 2006, we’ve cultivated a network of the most reputable air carriers in the world. Our dedication to safety and customer education earned us a highly coveted ARGUS certification and a reputation as a broker committed to charter safety.  

Want to learn more about chartering a private jet with Stratos? Give us a call at (888)478-7286 to get started.