Private Jets are owned by only a handful of people. These machines are the epitome of luxury living and the ultimate eccentricity for those who can spare a few hundred million dollars. There is something special about owning your own jet. It gives one the freedom to design its interiors, to hire an aircrew, and to have the aircraft always available to fly to any location one chooses. Pure and sheer freedom. From high-end technology to incredible interior design, these are the most expensive private jets in the world.
Boeing BBJ 777-8 – 410 million USD
This is the most expensive Private Jet available for purchase. Known for also being the longest-range private jet available on the market, the aircraft can fly up to 75 passengers across the globe without stopping, which is why it is perfect to transform long tiring flights into sheer ‘heaven’. The Boeing BBJ 777-8 features a spacious 3,256 square feet cabin, and its interiors can be customized to include a range of spaces such as lounges, dining rooms, bedrooms, and conference rooms. On launching the aircraft, the company commissioned three leading design firms (Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design) to create potential projects for the cabin, showcasing the way it can be transformed and adapted to suit the taste of a buyer.
Boeing 747-8 VIP – 367 million USD
One of the longest and largest aircraft ever built, the Boeing 747-8 VIP has a range of 9,200 nm and can reach a maximum speed of 645 miles per hour. With a price tag of $367m for an unfurnished interior, this luxury private jet can be customized to accommodate one’s wishes and dreams. The aircraft was chosen by the U.S Airforce for the presidential planes Air Force One and Air Force Two, truly impressive…
ACJ350 XWB – 317 million USD
With capacity for 25 VIP passengers, this luxury private jet is the latest addition to Airbus Corporate Jets’ collection of wide-bodied aircraft. The ‘XWB’ in its title stands for Xtra Widebody, which means that there is extra space within the cabin allowing the aircraft to deliver more comfort and flexibility with the choice of internal spaces. With over 22 hours non-stop flying capability, the ACJ350 XWB has a fuselage made of next-generation carbon composite materials and it is fully customizable so customers can design their aircraft to fit their needs.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Airbus A380 – 502 million USD
The world’s most expensive private jet belongs to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. The 550 meter-squared aircraft has been designed to accommodate its own concert hall, Turkish bath, garage space, and even a stable for transporting horses and camels. The luxury private jet also lodges the Prince’s exquisite throne and a prayer room that rotates to face Mecca from any direction.
The A380 has a maximum speed of 1,050 km/r and a flight range of 15,700 kilometres, enough to fly from Riyadh to New York non-stop. This is the epitome of luxury living!
Alisher Usmanov’s Airbus A340-300 – 400 million USD
Oligarch Alisher Usmanov, one of Russia’s richest men, owns the 400 million USD Airbus A340-300; Russia’s largest private jet, bigger than President Vladimir Putin’s personal aircraft. Usmanov spent an extra 170 million USD on the aircraft, adding luxury interiors which include an exquisite dining room along with sophisticated chairs in leather, several seating areas, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters.
The A340-300 has a maximum speed of 915 km/h and a range of 13,699 kilometres, about the distance of flying from Moscow to Tokyo. An ode to luxury living!
Joseph Lau’s Boeing 747-8 VIP – 367 million USD
Hong-Kong real-estate behemoth, Joseph Lau is the owner of a 367 million USD air-colossus. The Boeing 747-8 has a 445 square meter interior and two levels connected by a spiral staircase. Lau made the aircraft his own by adding 214 million USD of customizations, including several guest rooms, a bar, a gym, and an office large enough for board meetings.
The luxury private jet can reach speeds of 1195 km/h and has a maximum range of 17,020 kilometres, the equivalent of travelling from London to Sydney.