Private aircraft offer value for families, individuals, and businesses looking to have complete control over their schedules. There is a wide range of possibilities when it comes down to which aircraft you choose to charter, anything from a small turbo-prop jet to large airliners.
To compare aircraft rates and size, check out our Aircraft Guide page, which has information about the wide variety of aircraft that we have access to. With a worldwide network of over 7,000 aircraft, there is no trip or itinerary too complicated for the experienced team of Trilogy Aviation Group.
The hourly rate of chartering a private jet consists of the plane’s base rate and other taxes and fees. The charter rate is dependent on the type of aircraft used, along with a few other factors. Of course, the larger, more luxurious aircraft capable of traveling further distances are more expensive to own and operate than a smaller aircraft capable of shorter ranges. This plays a factor in the base hourly charter rate for specific aircraft.
Age of aircraft
Fees Applicable to US Flights
Ramp and handling
US Segment fees
Federal Excise Tax
Possible Additional Costs
Aircraft positioning cost
When you charter an aircraft, the whole plane is yours, meaning you don’t pay by the seat. You won’t need to pay per person like you’re used to on a commercial airliner. If you have three people but need a long-range aircraft to get to your destination, you pay to charter the whole aircraft, no matter if you fill all the seats or not. The location of the aircraft can play a part in the charter price as well. You may hear of a repositioning fee that is charged when you are using an aircraft based at one airport other than the one you depart from.
One-way fees are charged when the operator has to fly the aircraft home empty. One of the easiest ways to reduce the costs of private air travel is to look for empty leg flights. Empty legs occur when an aircraft needs to be repositioned to its original airport after its one-way charter flight. These return trips are often left empty, and the air carrier can choose to give generous discounts to passengers willing to book on short notice. The main drawback of empty leg flights is that you must be flexible as the pilots usually run on a tight schedule. You can sign up to receive all of our empty leg deals here.
Trilogy Aviation Group offers a wide selection of aircraft at competitive prices. Our hourly rates are highly competitive compared to other charter operators when comparing the charter cost, everything from empty leg flights to international and domestic luxury private jets. When you rent a jet with Trilogy Aviation, our mission is to go above and beyond the other jet companies to ensure every detail from flight time, private jet cost, food service, and type of jet are to your specifications. Our expert and knowledgeable staff are ready to make your private charter jet travel a success.