January 22, 2021

Owning a private jet


Are you a frequent flyer? Do you often travel from city to city, perhaps as part of your job, visiting various locations around the world for a series of important meetings?

If you’re spending as much time in airports and in the skies as you are at home, perhaps you’ve considered the possibility of owning a private jet. It could make your life easier in that it offers a greater deal of freedom and flexibility, allowing you to make travel plans in line with your own timetable, rather than those of the commercial airlines.

There’s no denying it represents an attractive prospect, and we’ll discuss the benefits of owning a private jet below, but is it the only solution? Or are there alternatives that provide all the perks of luxury air travel without the drawbacks?

The benefits of owning a private jet

The benefits of owning a private jet are plentiful. Having access to your own aircraft means you can tailor your travel arrangements perfectly to align with your agenda. As a result, you can stay in one destination for as long or as little as you like, without having to worry about catching or missing your return flight.

You can also enjoy five-star service while up in the air, not to mention the opportunity of taking your beloved pets along for the ride. Owning a private jet enables you to pick the airport closest to your intended destination, which helps to take any unnecessary stress out of travelling, especially if you’re working to a tight schedule.

The disadvantages of owning a private jet

However, there are some drawbacks, many of which are financial. It’s likely that you’ll have to boast a high net worth to own a jet, and even then they can prove to be a major drain on your resources. Here are just some of the costs that come with owning a private jet:

  • The price of the aircraft itself
  • Insurance
  • Hangar rental when grounded
  • Flight crew salaries and expenses
  • Maintenance fees
  • Repair bills for unforeseen faults or malfunctions

Together, the above can add up to millions of pounds, which is why you need to be sure that owning a private jet is going to give you value for money. If you don’t think it is, then here at VistaJet we can offer an alternative solution.

Soar in style with a VistaJet membership

We can offer you all the perks of exclusive air travel without the significant costs and responsibilities of owning a private jet. We’ve flown to more than 1,900 airports across 96% of the world’s countries, providing a premium-level service to our passengers every step of the way. And you too can enjoy the high life by signing up to one of our membership schemes.

Program membership

As a Program member, you’ll have access to our fleet of more than 70 private aircraft and we can guarantee you availability. You’ll always be given priority over non-members, and you can book your flight with as little as 24 hours’ notice – perfect for those who sometimes need to make spontaneous arrangements.

Direct membership

Our Direct members benefit from our empty leg flights, which can take you to all corners of the world at a heavily discounted price, offering a cost-effective alternative to owning a private jet. We’ll notify you when an aircraft is available close by so you can travel in the utmost style and elegance to a destination of your choosing. That’s the VistaJet way.

VistaJet: The alternative to owning a private jet

Becoming a VistaJet member is like owning a private jet but without having to worry about the huge costs involved. You can discover the VistaJet value by using our simple cost calculator, which compares the price of your current private aviation arrangement to our membership fees.

If you’d like more information about any of our membership schemes or to enquire about hiring a private jet with us, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help you soar above the clouds with an extra touch of class.