Our Top 10 most popular private jets

There’s a wide choice of aircraft available for on-demand private jet charter, from small light ‘air taxis’, to ultra long range private jets, or even supersize VIP airliner conversions at the very top of the market.

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But in the middle are the aircraft that are chartered most often. We’ve analysed all our flight activity from 2019 in our latest Private Jet Charter Trends report, and below are the most popular aircraft models chosen by our clients.

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1) Nextant 400XTi

Nextant 400XTi

Why fly? Perfect for flights of 2-3 hours, the Nextant 400XTi is fast, modern and spacious for a small jet – seating 6 and with a private lavatory onboard.

PrivateFly’s City Pairs include exclusive fixed pricing on key routes on this aircraft in Europe. So with almost half of our global flight activity on small jets (in line with the market overall), it’s no surprise that it was our clients’ #1 choice in 2019.

How much does a typical flight cost? In our City Pairs offer, a one-way flight between London and Paris is fixed at €4,500. There are many other fixed price routes, including London to Barcelona for €9,000. Or contact our team for an on-demand charter for any other routes in Europe.

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2) Cessna Citation XLS

Why fly? Once the world’s best-selling private jet, this medium jet model comes as the original Citation XL, and newer Citation XLS and XLS+ variants. For flights of 3-4 hours and groups of up to 8 people, it’s comfortable, well-priced and widely-available in the charter market.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from London to Rome starts from around €16,000.

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3) Embraer Legacy 600

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Why fly? The Embraer Legacy 600 is an impressive, 13-seater jet, offering plenty of space and comfort for larger groups and excellent luggage capacity. Its flight range of 3,250nm makes it capable of longer European trips of up to several hours.

As with the Nextant 400XTi, PrivateFly offers this aircraft at exclusive fixed prices on key routes in Europe in our City Pairs offer. Which has helped to make it our most popular large cabin jet in 2019.

How much does a typical flight cost? In our City Pairs offer, a one-way flight between London and Amsterdam is fixed at €13,500. Other City Pairs routes include London to Zurich for €18,000. Or contact our team for an on-demand charter for any other routes in Europe.

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4) Cessna Citation CJ2

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Why fly? Cessna’s 6-seater CJ2 is one of its popular Citation Jet models. No longer manufactured, it nevertheless remains popular in the charter market both in Europe and the US, due to its cost-effective pricing for short private charter flights, combined with Cessna’s reputation for reliability.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from London to Malaga starts from around €13,000.

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5) Citation Mustang

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Why fly? This ‘air taxi’ VLJ (Very Light Jet) Citation Mustang is a popular entry-point aircraft for a couple or small group, on a short flight of 1-2 hours. Cessna are no longer manufacturing them as new (it was replaced by the Citation M2), but the Mustang remains widely-available in the charter market.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from London to Guernsey starts from around €6,000.

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 6) Embraer Phenom 300

 

Why fly? Bridging the gap between VLJs and medium jets, the bestselling 7-seat Embraer Phenom 300 has good charter availability in both Europe and the US. A firm client favourite, it offers flat bed seating for excellent cabin comfort.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from around €6,900.

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7) Embraer Phenom 100

Embraer Phenom 100 interior

Why fly? Another 4-seater VLJ, the Phenom 100 is an alternative to the Citation Mustang – offering a sleek BMW-designed interior, a private lavatory and good luggage space.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from Paris to Geneva starts from around €5,000.

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8) Cessna Citation Bravo

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Why fly? The Citation Bravo is another Cessna model that remains available and well-priced in the charter market. Seating up to 8, it is particularly popular in the US, with cost-effective pricing for many shorter route pairings.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from LA to Palm Springs starts from around $7,800.

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 9) Cessna Citation CJ3

Citation CJ3

 

Why fly? The Citation CJ3 is one of the later Citation Jet models and is still manufactured by Cessna in its CJ3+ variant. With 14 windows and a modern cabin, it’s a great choice for short flights, for up to 6 passengers.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from London to Brussels starts from around €7,000.

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10) Cessna Citation Ultra

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Why fly? Like the Bravo, the Citation Ultra is another established Cessna Citation model that remains popular, particularly in the US. Seating up to 8 people, it can be a cost-effective choice for flights of 2-3 hours.

How much does a typical flight cost? A one-way flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta starts from around $10,500.

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Need a personalised charter price on any of these aircraft? Search online, contact us, or speak to our expert Flight Team (24/7) on 020 7100 6960.