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How Much Does a Private Jet Charter Cost?

Private jet charter costs can vary depending on different factors, but in general, the smaller the aircraft, the more affordable the hourly rate will be. A turboprop charter starts around $2,000 an hour, while a heavy jet charter costs closer to $10,000 an hour.

With a private jet charter service, you can fly on a luxurious private jet without breaking the bank. Private jet charter rates are significantly lower than buying your own private plane, and unless you fly roughly 150 hours or more a year, buying your own private jet just doesn’t make sense. According to Bankrate, with private jet charter rates, you don’t have to pay maintenance fees, crew salaries, insurance, or interest.

Jet Category Number of Passengers Range (Nautical Miles) Hourly Rate
TurboProp Up to 8 1088-3775 mi $4,000-$4,900
Very Light Jets Up to 5 1223-1550 mi $5,500-$6,800
Light Jets Up to 6 1264-2527 mi $8,929-$9,868
Midsize Jets Up to 8 1823-3242 mi $9,793-$10,824
Super Midsize Jets Up to 9 3,400-4142 mi $11,786-$13,027
Heavy Up to 12 2589-4728 mi $15,077-$16,664
Ultra Long Range Up to 14 7,500-8055 mi $15,200-$18,500
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Luxury Private Jet Price: How is a Charter Flight Cost Determined?

Luxury jet charter prices are determined by a variety of factors, such as flight time and distance, charter destination, aircraft type and more:

Flight Time & Distance

Shorter flights won’t cost as much as longer ones. The cost of a private jet is determined on the flight distance because longer flights consume more fuel.

Charter Destination

Where you’re headed will also have a major impact on the pricing; availability is a cost determining factor. Getting an understanding of whether the type of private jet you want is available in advance can help you avoid additional fees to get that jet where you need it to be.

Aircraft Type

It should come as no surprise that large jets will be on the more expensive side — the larger the private luxury jet, the more space for passengers, and the more fuel you’ll need to get from Point A to Point B. Size isn’t the only price determining factor when it comes to aircraft type; other smaller aircrafts may be expensive based on their range and other features.

Peak Demand Scheduling

If you’re headed to a location in the U.S. that’s in its peak demand for travel, you may notice luxury private jet cost increases during your search. And while scheduling flexibility is offered with most private jet charter businesses, it may come with a fee.

Aircraft Positioning

Dependent upon your departure or arrival location, it may be required that we move an airplane into position for your departure or to its next intended point of departure. This can affect the cost of private jet service, as that aircraft will need to reposition to the departure origin

Additional Services

Features like catering, ground transportation, in-flight entertainment and more come with a price tag. These are but a few of the general factors that can determine the price of small and large private jet charters. Read on to learn more about pricing with Stratos.

On Demand Pricing

We believe that by laying all the facts out there–our costs, their costs, our consumer satisfaction, their consumer satisfaction–you will be ready and eager to fly with Stratos Jet Charters.

Talk to one of our air charter agents now by calling (888)972-3046 or by emailing [email protected]

Domestic Private Jet Charter Rates & Fees

Luxury jet charter prices are determined by a variety of factors, such as flight time and distance, charter destination, aircraft type and more:

  • Airport Landing Fees

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    Each airport authority charges their own landing fees. These vary from airport to airport, but the fee is usually between $100 and $1,000 per flight at executive and regional airports and depends on the aircraft size and weight. High-density airports like Boston Logan, Miami International, and JFK in New York have been known to charge more than $1,000 per flight.

  • Ramp and Handling Fees

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    Fixed-base operators charge a fee to handle and park the aircraft you charter. This fee can range from $100 to $500 per flight. In some cases, these fees can be waived if minimum fuel requirements are met.

  • Segment Fees

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    Segment fees are applied to each passenger per leg (segment). In the United States, the fee is $4.50 per passenger.

  • Federal Excise Tax

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    A 7.5% Federal Excise Tax is charged on all domestic flights within the US.

Possible Additional Fees

Firm quotes provided by Stratos private flight advisors are based on a specific aircraft’s availability and are considered “all-in” prices, which include all taxes and any other anticipated fees. We bill all expected flight-related costs upfront so that there are no surprises. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and an unexpected fee may arise. The cost of these fees are then billed post-flight.

Common unexpected fees include, but are not limited to:

  • In-flight catering
  • De-icing
  • Ground transportation
  • Hangar rentals
  • Refueling
  • Security services
  • Unscheduled itinerary changes
  • International charges
  • In-flight phone usage
  • Additional taxes

Here’s an overview of the taxes and fees included in the private jet price. 

Overnight Accommodation

If crew members are required to be away from home overnight, a per diem between $200 and $600 per crew member will be added to the private jet charter cost. The per diem covers overnight expenses, including lodging and meals.

Short Leg Fees

The greatest fuel burn of an  aircraft occurs during take-off. Short leg fees help to offset the fuel burn. Additionally, every time an airplane takes-off and lands, its maintenance schedule is advanced, bringing the aircraft closer to costly maintenance checks. Aircraft owners will often charge a short leg fee to help offset those additional costs.

Aircraft Positioning Fees

At Stratos, we aim to locate aircraft that require minimal positioning to help reduce these fees. However, that’s not always possible, and aircraft positioning costs may be incurred if the aircraft needs to be repositioned for the charter flight.

Hangar Fees

Hangar fees are typically incurred during the winter season when aircraft need to be protected from ice, snow, or frost accumulation on aircraft surfaces and to avoid deicing costs. These fees can range from $500 to $1,500 each day.

Wi-Fi Charges

In many cases, your private flight advisor can arrange a charter on an aircraft that comes with free Wi-Fi access, but some aircraft operators may charge anywhere from $2 to $9 per megabyte. International charter flights may cost more.

Cleaning Fees

Sometimes aircraft need a little extra cleaning after a charter flight. These fees can cost anywhere from $250 and up, depending on the amount of cleaning required.

Deicing Fees

In colder climates snow, ice, or even frost can accumulate on aircraft surfaces, prompting the need for deicing services. Deicing costs can vary from $1,500 to $10,000 depending on the size of the aircraft.

International Fees

A trip across the border can add anywhere from $500 to $5,000 or more to your charter invoice. These fees are required based on your route and arrival country and include landing permits, overflight permits, customs, and immigration fees.

Fuel Surcharge

Because fuel prices are constantly fluctuating, a fuel surcharge is applicable when there is a surge in fuel prices in the market. The surcharge, when applicable, starts around $300 per hour. 

Aircraft Daily Minimums

Aircraft operators require a certain amount of flight hours per day. Though the industry standard is 2 hours a day, smaller aircraft may only have a daily minimum of 90 minutes while a larger aircraft may have a daily minimum of 3 hours or more.

International Head Tax

International flights departing from or arriving in the United States are subject to a tax of $19.70 per person.

Alaska/Hawai’i Head Tax

Charter flights are subject to a tax of $9.90 per passenger when flying to Hawaii or Alaska.

Charges for optional concierge services

Custom In-Flight Catering

Private jet rental pricing doesn’t include in-flight catering, but this service can be arranged for an additional fee. Depending on the items and quantities ordered, this fee can range from $230 to $2,000 per leg.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is another addition to private jet charter rates that can cost anywhere from $180 to $1000 or more per reservation, based on specific needs and preferences. 

Additional Concierge Services

Extended concierge services include additional in-flight amenities, hotel, spa, and resort booking. A quote for additional concierge services will be provided for approval prior to booking.

Client Services Fee

The Client Services fee allows Stratos to provide a higher quality of trip support, including the coordination and organization of the trip, through a dedicated team of professionals. 

Hourly Rates for Charter Aircraft

Aircraft categories differ not only by size, capacity and flight range but also the cost per hour of chartering them. Below you can see the price ranges for each category Stratos Jets offer.

Popular Routes & Estimates

To provide clients with a quick snapshot of the costs associated with booking a private jet charter, we put together private jet charter cost estimates from some common routes and aircrafts.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Every charter flight review on this page was submitted by a real Stratos Jets customer. In the interest of transparency, we never change reviews or use incentives to influence these reviews. This way, you can hear directly from our past and current clients about how we handled their private travel experience.

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Overall rating ( out of 5) Based on reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 12/06/2012

I had an exceptional time with outstanding service and crew!

5 1 5 02/25/2012

Everything was perfect - nothing to improve. Many thanks to Richard Gomulka for his assistance - he was great!

5 1 5 02/12/2014

This was a fantastic trip and our family will remember the rest of their life. Wife says it is the only way to travel via air. Everything was handled perfect

5 1 5 06/12/2014

I was pleased with the way Heather assisted me. She followed-up throughout the process and during the flight.

5 1 5 03/01/2018

I had the pleasure to work with Joel on a last minute trip needed to transport several professional athletes to an event. Joel was fast-acting and completely professional every step of the way. He sent constant updates to make sure our trip needs were met every step of the way. I would recommend Joel and Stratos to anybody looking to book private jets who also values professionalism and accountability.

5 1 5 04/05/2017

The service was absolutely 1st class... I was very satisfied and would recommend this company and agent to anyone.

5 1 5 08/12/2020

Let me just add K___ and my thanks for a perfect flight.  Great crew, great plane and and wonderful flight. Doesn't get any better.

5 1 5 04/01/2018

Loved everything about our flight, thanks to the unbelievable service from Kerry and Sarah.  We were so very pleased with the planning, follow up and service. Do not waste your time or money looking anywhere else. Kerry is a super rock star of customer service. Wow!

5 1 5 09/10/2012

First time flying on a private plane. Knowing the exact layout inside & manner of boarding. Originally inquired about a Lear jet 35 & then confirmed a citation ll. Not a problem for me & my husband but for the 102 year old traveling with us was difficult to board as initial step into plane was 18 inches & the crew had to find a step stool. Steps were little and required several people to board & inboard her. The crew of Lance & Meagan were exemplary & would fly with them anytime

5 1 5 09/22/2020

Joel Thomas is knowledgeable and attentive. We always feel that we are getting the attention we need. The charters he has put together for us have been exactly how we wanted them to be. We have no hesitation in giving him our highest rating.

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Anthony is amazing. He goes above and beyond every time anyone in my family has booked a flight through Stratos. He makes sure all of our needs are met and walks us through every step. After flight is booked he checks on us every step of the way to our destination and back.

5 1 5 05/04/2020

We were very disappointed in the catering service. The lobster was undercooked and the sevruga caviar we ordered turned out to be lumpfish. Which we did not eat. We intended to take all the food to our home with the lobster, which we were going to cook to make it suitable to eat, but when we arrived home discovered that our food had not been unloaded from the plane. The only thing we ate on the plane was a small piece of the lobster.

5 1 5 09/27/2013

None that I can think of

5 1 5 10/09/2020

All aspects pf the trip were easy and very worthwhile!!

5 1 5 07/09/2018

Very Professional! Top notch aircraft and crew. Will certainly be using Stratos in the future!!

5 1 5 01/31/2020

The flight was great. Kyle was easy to work with and very professional. The plane was very comfortable and our pilots were terrific! Great experience all around!

5 1 5 09/17/2020

Smooth and easy

5 1 5 04/19/2017

Top notch customer service from the initial contact through the end of trip, incredibly quick turn-around-time for a quote, very detail oriented itinerary. I highly recommend Stratos for any of your charter needs!

5 1 5 11/22/2016

There is no way to improve on what Garett did for us in our time of personal tragedy. He responded with excellence, compassion, thoroughness etc. He went over and above for an absolute stranger in tremendous need. I can't say enough about the job he did. God bless Garett!!!

5 1 5 07/24/2020

Randy Schuette answered all of my questions and kept me up to date even with the early arrival of my flight which kept my trip on time.  The flight was smooth with a great landing by pilot Mariah Fever!

Thank you,

Karen W.

5 1 5 03/22/2021

I have already recommended your firm to a friend and will continue to do so assuming, of course, my future travels with you remain consistent with my inaugural experience

5 1 5 01/03/2017

We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Stratus Jet Charters. From start to finish they were very professional, responsive and caring. We look forward to the opportunity of using Stratos Jet Charters for our next adventure.

5 1 5 01/31/2020

Working together with Stratosjets felt like working with my own team - very friendly and coorperative employees - loyal and trustworthy team - thanks a lot!

5 1 5 04/15/2020


5 1 5 10/07/2020

Just wanted to say that the way you guys relay information is perfect. I've never seen it from any other broker

5 1 5 02/23/2012

I do not think there is anything else that could have been done to make our flight enjoyable. The crew, Vincent Jordan and Nicholas Gambino, were very professional, extremely courteous and if we were to charter another flight in the future we would love having them as our crew.

5 1 5 12/26/2018

Not sure I could have asked for more. Joel was responsive and delivered exactly what I needed. The two pilots were incredibly accommodating and made the trip very smooth. Thank you Joel

5 1 5 12/21/2021

Booking was easy, you made thr whole experience easy.

5 1 5 12/22/2020


5 1 5 07/09/2021

Yes, will highly recommend and will use your service again. The captain and co pilot were friendly and helpful. They did an excellent job getting us to Chicago and back to Virginia home safely. Frank did an excellent job answering all my questions and kept me up dated on everything. Thank you again, Kathleen L.

5 1 5 07/28/2021

Randy was great. He helped with every aspect of the trip including time changes and catering. Both crews we had were great as well. Explaining, loading and unloading baggage, considerate and very polite. I would definitely use your service again.

5 1 5 02/24/2022

All was good.

5 1 5 03/23/2020

Kyle from Stratos Jet was great to deal with... quick responses....great service....great prices....A+ experience

5 1 5 08/20/2017

Joel was all over booking our Jet and catering to our every need. He was easy to reach at all times and made arrangements that you would normally have to ask for, just as part of his routine business. He runs Stratos with elite service and I will be a life long customer!

5 1 5 05/03/2017

The low approach over Newport was terrific....CAD even stopped talking. Have a nice w/e....David

5 1 5 02/15/2021

We appreciate working with you and your team. Thank you.

5 1 5 07/03/2019

As always, Kerry did a great job for us. Very happy with aircraft interior, performance and crew.

5 1 5 07/07/2014

Keep up the good work

5 1 5 07/03/2019

Yes, was a smooth process

5 1 5 11/08/2018

Excellent communication with Glenn. I would definitely recommend Stratos. Our aircraft was a newer model and very clean. Crew provided a nice experience.

5 1 5 09/24/2020

Great rep!

5 1 5 06/23/2021

Great setbicr

5 1 5 04/01/2016

I was the Charter Director for MOB and BFM for years and now in Accounting….hands down,  your organization is THE BEST in the market.  From the aircraft you recommend, to the pilots, accounting, and especially sweet Daryl!  All awesome. I am certain you all will be hearing from us soon.

5 1 5 01/17/2018

Flight great.. flown Stratos about 10 years... better than what I hear + have experienced thru friends. Professional & responsive. Book it!

5 1 5 03/08/2020

Joel and his team did a great job as always!!

5 1 5 12/08/2016

The only glitch was the catering from New Orleans to Las Vegas. I don't know how you could correct the issue, but we didn't receive exactly what we ordered -- plus, they did not provide us with utensils, plates and napkins.

5 1 5 01/08/2023

Danny Morejon is a great facilitator who made this urgent flight possible within a matter of hours. He is also a good advocate for Stratos. Had it not been for the communication I had with him a few weeks ago when searching for flights, I wouldn’t have called back for assistance.

5 1 5 02/16/2017

Great Job!!! My first time booking with Stratos Jets and from my initial contact with the company to landing at my destination, the experience working with this company was flawless. I'll definitely recommend and book with this company again. Thank you.

5 1 5 05/12/2021

Great service, great aircraft, fantastic experience.

5 1 5 03/20/2014

We had a great experience. Our normal broker is equally as professional and good. So we would be happy to try you again as we would our previous broker. 

Fixed-Rate Pricing with the Stratos Jet Card Membership

Get fixed private jet charter rates when you fly with Stratos Jet Charters, Inc

On-Demand Pricing works for some of our clients. Others want greater predictability for budgeting their travel expenditures, so Stratos offers Fixed-Rate Pricing via our prepaid Stratos Jet Card.

By prepaying your aircraft charter fees at a locked-in rate, you can budget your travel expenses in advance.* The best way to lock in hourly rates for private flights is with a Jet Card Membership . With the jet card membership, we allow our Jet Card Members to fly an unlimited amount of hours at a fixed rate.

Download our brochure to find out more about Stratos Fixed-Rate Jet Card Membership.

*Please note that you might still incur some unforeseen ancillary operational expenditures such as charges for concierge services or changing elements of your itinerary during your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our friendly, expert air charter agents are here to answer questions or start your quote today. Don`t wait, call right now and we can get you on your way to the destination of your choice! Talk to one of our air chater argents now by calling (888) 593-9066 or by emailing [email protected]

  • How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Jet for a Week?

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    The cost of chartering a jet for a week can range from tens of thousands of dollars to several hundred thousand dollars, depending on how often you fly and which aircraft you choose to charter. If you don’t plan on spending the entire week on the aircraft, it’s recommended you charter a plane for the days you do intend to fly as you’ll be required to pay daily minimums to hold an aircraft that could otherwise be earning revenue. 

  • Is it worth chartering a private jet?

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    The demand to fly on a private jet charter is increasing as passengers look for an alternative to commercial flying. 

    For those able to afford it, purchasing a private jet can range from several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars, and this doesn’t even include ongoing fees such as fuel, staffing, and maintenance. According to Bankrate, unless you fly roughly 150 hours or more a year, buying your own private jet doesn’t make sense. 

    With a private jet charter broker, you can fly on a luxurious private jet without the upfront cost of owning a personal aircraft. 

    To provide clients with a quick snapshot of the costs associated with booking a private jet charter, we put together a private jet charter cost estimator that can be accessed above.

  • How much does it cost to charter a private jet?

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    The cost of chartering a private jet is based on the size of the aircraft, the preferred travel dates, the location of the aircraft, and the arrival and departure airports. Rates begin around $2,200 an hour and can exceed $15,000 an hour. 

    For an approximate rate, use the private jet charter cost estimator above.

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A Luxury Private Jet Company You Can Trust

At Stratos Jet Charters, we offer luxury private flights at a reasonable price point while prioritizing client satisfaction and safety.

Our jet charter agents are available 24/7 to provide you with multiple private jet quotes for your on-demand air charter flight.

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