Private jet flying over clouds.
Private jet flying over clouds.In India, private jet charter is growing in popularity. We take a look at how much it costs to buy your own aircraft, and why it makes sense for most people in India to charter a private jet.

How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Private Jet in India?

Have you ever wondered what it costs to charter a private jet in India? Our handy guide will give you a better idea of prices for a range of aircraft, from small to mid-size and long-range jets.

Private jet costs: buying or hiring

Purchasing a private jet certainly fetches a high price. For instance, the popular Embraer Phenom 100 light jet costs anything between $1 million (74.39 million INR, or Indian rupees) for a used plane to $4.5 million (334.78 million INR) for a new aircraft, while a mid-size jet like the Learjet 75 costs just under $10 million (743.95 million INR). For the ultimate in luxury and speed, the Gulfstream G650 heavy jet comes with a staggering price tag of roughly $50 million (just over 3.7 billion INR) for a pre-owned aircraft. Besides the hefty base cost of buying a private jet, maintenance costs ranging from thousands to millions of dollars annually increase the overall expense. 

One of the many advantages of owning a private jet is that it can often be used for decades before reaching the end of its lifespan, but for many, chartering a private jet is still much more affordable.

Typically, the factors that influence the price of a private jet charter include:

  • Aircraft type and size

  • Aircraft availability

  • Journey distance

  • Refuelling costs

  • Airport landing and handling fees

  • Crew salaries

  • Passenger taxes

  • Repositioning costs

  • Number of passengers

  • Amount of luggage

How much does it cost to hire a turboprop plane in India?

Tubroprop plane on runway at sunset.
Tubroprop plane on runway at sunset.

If you don’t need a private jet rental and are interested in chartering a turboprop aircraft, the likes of the Cessna F406 Caravan II and the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 100, come in at about 85,000 INR to 1.25 lakh INR per hour.

How much does it cost to hire a light private jet in India?

Judging from the factors mentioned above, it follows that small, light private jets are significantly cheaper to charter. These aircraft accommodate fewer passengers and are better suited for shorter trips. Popular choices include the Cessna Citation Mustang, Bombardier Learjet 35 and the Cessna Citation II could cost as little as 1.5 lakh INR per hour.  

Approximate cost with ACS: Ahmedabad-Goa / Citation CJ2 / 890,000 INR /- plus taxes*

Approximate cost with ACS: Delhi-Goa / Citation XLS / 15,90,000 INR /- plus taxes*

Approximate cost with ACS: Mumbai-Goa / Citation C2 / 562,500 INR /- plus taxes*

How much does it cost to hire a medium or heavy-sized private jet in India?

Many people hire private charter aircraft for short flights, which means in most cases, you only really need to hire a larger aircraft to accommodate a greater number of passengers. Some medium-sized jets like the Citation XLS+ and Dassault Falcon 50 have space for up to nine people.

Approximate cost with ACS: Mumbai-Delhi / Hawker 800XP / 12,75,00 INR / - plus taxes*

Again, in the article “What does it cost to charter a jet in India?”, Condé Nast Traveller states that flying a larger heavy jet like the Dassault Falcon 2000 would cost 3.5 lakh INR per hour.

How much does it cost to hire a long-range private jet in India?

Black car parked in front of a private jet.
Black car parked in front of a private jet.

If you’re travelling with an even bigger group of passengers, a long-range private jet is an ideal choice. The Dassault Falcon 900EX and Bombardier Global 5000 both have 13 seats and luxurious interiors, ensuring your party arrives at its final destination in style. But these aircraft don’t only offer you a comfortable flight; they can also travel long distances without making any unnecessary stops. To charter an aircraft like this, you are looking at a starting price of approximately 583,620 INR per hour. 

What is an empty-leg charter?

If you’re on a budget, an empty-leg charter is a more affordable way to fly privately. When a private jet is booked for a one-way trip and is scheduled to return home or travel on to another destination with no passengers, seats are offered at up to 75% off a standard private jet charter price. You can keep track of Air Charter Service's latest empty-leg seats here.

Partner with the right private jet charter

When it comes to private jet charters, you need the right air charter partner, like Air Charter Service (ACS). We have plenty of jets to choose from, with prices depending on the size and type of the aircraft, the number of seats it has, and the travel destination when planning your journey. Contact us for a personalised quote and arrange your private jet charter today.


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