When it comes to private jets there are some that are a cut above the rest. These days, a select lucky few are taking luxury air travel to new heights with state-of-the-art ultra-long-range executive jets from manufacturers such as Gulfstream, and Bombardier. And then there are those bold enough to convert commercial airliners into opulent flying palaces.
When you’re super wealthy, you don’t stand in line at airports and sit next to random people during a four hour flight, rather you travel in style and comfort on board your very own private jet. Unsurprisingly, these things tend to be very expensive, as you are about to see on this list of the world’s most expensive private jets
- Airbus A3180 - $400 Million
The Airbus A3180 is the world’s largest passenger airliner and consequently the largest flying machine that money can buy. This makes it the purchase of choice for people who want their very own palace in the sky – people like Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
The airplane is priced at about $400 million, with customizations bumping the cost up over the half a billion mark. Prince bin Talal’s A380, for example, boasts a concert hall, a Turkish bath, a garage for a Rolls-Royce and even a prayer room with electronic mats which automatically rotate to face Mecca.
- Gulfstream G650ER – $66.5 million
The G650ER is Gulfstream’s flagship product. The G650ER has a range of more than 7,500 miles which means it can complete flights across the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft is packed with rich leathers, fine wood veneers, and stylish stonework. The entire custom cabin can be controlled using a smartphone app.
- Bombardier Global 7000 – $73 million
Like the G650ER, the Global 7000 is designed to be the ultimate long-distance purpose-built, private jet. The $73 million aircraft is set to enter service in the second half of 2018. The cabin can be configured in a variety of manners including a full dining room and a multimedia theatre. The Global 7000 is even available with a private bedroom. It’s an important option given the plane’s more than 8,500-mile range. That means non-stop from New York to Sydney, Australia.
- Embraer Lineage 1000E – $53 million
The Lineage 1000E is the first of the converted airliners on our list. It’s based on the popular Embraer E190 regional airliner.As a result, the spacious $53 million 1000E can be configured with a master bedroom and a walk-in shower.However, if you are extra bold, Embraer design Chief Jay Beever will gladly offer you some of his truly over the top interior concepts like the Kyoto Airship and its astonishing skylights or the Hollywood Airship that conveys the style, glamour, and luxury of tinsel town in the 1930s.
- Boeing 787-8 BBJ – $224 million
The Boeing 787-8 is a state-of-the-art $224 million carbon-composite airliner. In 2016, China HNA Group spent an additional $100 million to have one turned into a private jet. Or as Boeing calls it a BBJ or Boeing Business Jet.The interior has a whopping 2,400 square feet of room. That means space for you and 39 of your closest friends.There’s also a master suite with a California king-sized bed, a walk-in closet, and a master bath with double-size shower and heated marble floors.