Private jets are a rare means of transportation. It offers the ultimate travel experience. Generally, this means of transportation is considered as the exclusive preserve of the nouveau riche; that is, politicians, super-rich celebrities and business people, etc.
One does not need to own a Private Jet to fly one. There are Private Jets are available for hire. The need to hire one might be for a number of reasons, and not necessarily for pleasure. A Private Jet could be chartered due to the need to save valuable time. It could be hired for an emergency, such as to airlift someone to seek medical attention, etc.
Indeed, hiring a private jet is not exactly cheap. However, many Nigerians can afford it.
So, how much does it cost to hire a private jet?
Well, the service does not come at a flat rate. The cost is determined by several factors. For instance, the cost can be determined by factors such as location, aircraft type and size, passenger capacity, timings, and of course the distance of the flight.
In Nigeria, several companies offer private jet charter services. These companies can be found in major Nigerian cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The cost of hiring their aircraft is similar, though each can come with slight variations.
Different private jet charter companies offer different rates. However, one thing that is common to all of them is that the rates are mostly according to the duration (hours) of the flight. In other words, the calculation is per hour.
In Nigeria, most private jet charter companies charge as much as 3,000 – 6,000 US dollars for one hour. So, a 3,000 private hire will amount to approximately 1.08 Million Naira.
Note that, it takes about 45mins to 1 hour to travel between most Nigerian cities.
In order to have an estimate of the actual cost of hiring a jet, you should contact the customer care section of the jet charter company you want to patronize and ask for a quote.