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7 Fascinating Facts About Private Jets

Some things you may already know about private jets are that they’re comfortable, convenient, spacious and luxurious. But did you know…

  1. Private jets can take off and land to more than 5,000 airports in the United States, while commercial airlines only reach 550.
  2. The biggest event for private jet travel is the Super Bowl.
  3. The US makes up 49.7% of the world market for private jets; Europe 20.8%; Asia Pacific 11.8%; Latin and South America 11.6%; Africa and the Middle East: 6.1%.
  4. In the US, the most popular private jet model is the Cessna Citation Excel, also known as the Citation XLS and XLS+.
  5. Bombardier’s Global 8000 (one of the longest range private jets on the market) can go 7,900 nauticalmiles on a single tankof gas, flying at Mach 0.85 with 8 passengers. With a fuel capacity of 48,950 lbs, it costs approximately $53,000 to fill the tank.
  6. Celebrities who have their own private jets include Oprah Winfrey (Bombardier Global Express XRS), Jackie Chan (Embraer Legacy 650), and Jay-Z (Bombardier Challenger 850). Celebrities who are known for flying their own jets, are Tom Cruise (Gulfstream IV), Jimmy Buffett (Dassault Falcon 900), and John Travolta (who owns 11 jets!).
  7. The world’s most expensive private jet is an Airbus A380 owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud. It has an estimated cost over $500 million. Some of the special features of the jet include a two-car garage, a stable for horses and camels, and a prayer room that rotates so it always faces Mecca.

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