Flying with luxurious conditions is not a is not accessible to everyone. Meet the most expensive private jets worldwide, and enjoy the journey!
5. Boeing 767-33A/ER owned by Roman Abramovich – $120-170 million
This 767-33A/ER, also known as the “Bandit“ due to its cockpit paint detail, belongs to the Russian billionaire and the owner of Chelsea football club – Roman Abramovich. The plane, which was originally meant to accomodate up to 300 passengers, could transfer a whole team from game to game with no trouble. With a nice paint-job on the outside, the plane‘s interior is reported to be outfitted with chestnut and decorated with gold. It is also said to feature a dining facility for 30 people and an anti-missile system to provide additional security.
4. Boeing 747-400 owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – $220 million
This 747 which was originally configured to seat more than 400 people belongs to the Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi prince bought this plane in 2003 and afterwards had it customized to fit his own needs. Two luxurious bedrooms, a dining table for 14 people and a throne in the middle of the plane most likely remind the prince of his home palace while travelling. 11 flight attendants are on-board to ensure a consistent well-being of the prince.
3. Boeing 747-430 owned by Sultan of Brunei – $233 million
The other 747 on our list belongs to the Sultan of Brunei – one of the richest monarchs in the world. The original price of the plane was around $100 million and the Sultan has spent in excess of another $100 million on updating its interior which screams luxury with gold details all over the plane. A living room, a bedroom and a bathroom are all decorated with gold and crystal, featuring washbasins made out of solid gold.
2. Airbus A340-300 owned by Alisher Usmanov – $350-500 million
This aircraft is owned by the richest man in Russia – a billionaire Alisher Ashmanov. Besides the spectacular and luxurious exterior paint job, the plane carries the name ,,Bourkhan” as it has been named after the Alisher Ashmanov’s father. It is the largest private plane in Russia, even bigger than the President Vladimir Putin’s Ilyushin Il-96.
The original price of the plane was $238 million, however, according to Bloomberg.com, the final cost is estimated to vary from $350 to $500 million considering the interior decoration and technology implemented.
1. Airbus A380 owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – $500 million
The most expensive and definitely the most exclusive plane on our list belongs to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. An ordinary Airbus A380 is the most expensive commercial aircraft selling at approximately $400 million this year. The lavish customization for the prince will raise that price to over $500 million. So if you have thought that the Prince’s 747 (4th in our list) is outstanding, wait till you hear about the so called “Flying Palace’’ the new Airbus A380 will accommodate inside. The plane, which is expected to be delivered this year, is said to have a concert hall, a Turkish bath, a garage for a Rolls-Royce and even a prayer room with electronic mats which automatically rotate to face Mecca.