When it comes to flying thousands of feet in the air, there is nothing quite like flying private. For those willing to shell out the fair chunk of change to either purchase a private jet of their own, or those who book a luxurious getaway and fly private, some customers just prefer to be lavish up in the sky. Luxury air travel has been taken to new heights with state-of-the-art ultra-long-range executive jets and those who will even turn commercial airliners into a flying masterpiece. Below find some of the world’s most luxurious private jets, each sparing no expense when it comes to decadence.
Boeing BBJ 777-8
The recently launched Boeing BBJ 777X can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built. Coming in two models, BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9, the BBJ 777-8 ($444 million) offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles and a spacious 3,256 of the cabin. With multiple dining options and a suite to rest and rejuvenate, the jet features large windows with an electronically adjustable tint throughout the cabin. Equipped with Smoother Ride Technology, passengers enjoy a more comfortable flight while also enjoying a quieter cabin due to its advanced technology.
Before even getting into its customization, the Airbus ACJ319Neo costs a whopping $101.5 million. With a range of 6.750 miles, it is the business version of the Airbus A319neo airliner and is the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet. Together with Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili, its unique Infinito designed-cabin is state-of-the-art with distinctive style. Able to have over 15 hours of non-stop flight and stop high-speed internet, the ACJ319Neo’s interiors can be fully customizable giving passengers’ infinite possibilities to create unique spaces.
Bombardier Global 7000
With a range of 7,700 nautical miles and seating 19, the Bombardier Global 7000 ($73 million) is the world’s largest and longest-range business jet. With a full-size kitchen and a dedicated crew suite, the business jet features four true living spaces and the revolutionary deep recline of the Nuage seats. Featuring an array of floor plans and furnishing options, the all-new nice Touch cabin management system designed exclusively for the Global 7500 aircraft dials up the cabin experience. Making use of precision engineering that delivers stability and a top speed of Mach 0.925, lounge in the club suite, dine in the conference suite, watch a movie in the entertainment suite and relax in the private suite.
The flagship from Gulfstream, the Gulfstream G650ER ($66.5 million) has a range of more than 7,500 miles and a max speed of Mach 0.925. Combining form and function, the custom cabin can be controlled using a smartphone app while being stocked with rich leathers, fine wood veneers, and stylish stonework. Its cabin is replenished with 100 percent fresh air every two minutes and standard features include HD video equipment, convection oven, porcelain dinnerware and more. Seating 19 and sleeping eight, the Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS allows passengers to control temperature, lighting, window shades and entertainment devices on their smart devices.
Embraer Lineage 1000E
The Embraer Lineage 1000E ($53 million) includes five luxurious cabin zones offering space for fine dining, entertainment, work or peaceful rest. With a range of 4,600 nautical miles and max operating Mach 0.82, it is a variant of the Embraer 190 regional jet airliner. The ultra-large business jet with comfortable seating for 19, can be configured with a master bedroom and a walk-in shower or tricked out to your own specifications by Embraer’s design chief, Jay Beeve. Making use of exquisite materials and high-tech features, the Embraer Lineage 1000E also gives travelers the ability to navigate restrictive airports in popular destinations.
The new Gulfstream G500 ($44 million) with powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, give the aircraft a range of 5,200 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 with a maximum of Mach .0925. Fly from Los Angeles to London, Istanbul to Cape Town, South Africa and San Francisco to Tokyo in style with a typical passenger outfitting of up to 18 and sleeping eight. One of its most notable features is that it has high-speed internet that’s 30 times as fast as that of its current competitors. From its 14 large panoramic windows to its handmade carpets of silk or cashmere, the Gulfstream G500 is optimized for stylish performance.
Embraer Legacy 500
Offering premium performance for up to 12 passengers, the Embraer Legacy 500 ($20 million) features a six-foot stand-up cabin (the only one in its class) with a flat floor and fully equipped galley. From the futuristic flight deck to the elegant seating that converts into fully flat berths, the jet redefines business aviation with the lowest cabin altitude of any mid-cabin aircraft. Modern in both performance and design, the jet has a range of 3,125 nautical miles and high-speed cruise of Mach .082.