Fractional Ownership

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The fractional ownership of an aircraft occurs when several owners share the private jet timeshare cost. This includes purchasing, leasing, and operating the vessel. Essentially, the owners purchase a share of the aircraft instead of having to fully pay for it on their own. Oftentimes the owners will have a certain amount of guaranteed hours of use available to them per year for their paid share.

Additional Ownership Costs

Although an owner may own a portion of the aircraft, there are a few other factors added into the private jet timeshare cost. This can include things like:

  • Monthly maintenance fees
  • Hourly operating fees
  • Cleaning fees
  • Remarketing fees (if the share is sold back after contract completion)
  • Catering costs

Fractional Ownership Perks

There are a number of reasons why a person may consider becoming a fractional owner of an aircraft. Some of the perks can include:

  • Access to an entire fleet of planes and jets
  • The ability to sell the share back once the contract is over
  • Ability to book a flight with only a few hours’ notice

However, some argue that hiring a private jet charter can be more cost efficient than partial ownership of an aircraft. Which is a better option depends largely on the needs of the client.


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