NetJets Cost

NetJets is a highly interesting brand in the world of private aviation. Well known for servicing the elite of wall street and capitol hill, NetJets offers a variety of options to get clients onto their aircraft. Some require large capital investments and rewards with a tax benefit. While this serves to provide separate levels of commitment, it often leads to confusion as people who want to fly with their programs are faced with the following options:

Put simply, the standard NetJet program is a partial ownership of an aircraft while they offer a short term lease option through a program called Marquis. In either program, you select an aircraft that needs to meet all of your needs for all of your aircraft. If this is too restricting for your needs, consider a Jet Card instead.

NetJet Fractional
Benefits*

Sky Routes
Benefits*
Predictable
Flight Costs
Significant
Savings per Flight
Tax
Shelter
No Financial
Commitment
Uniform
Flight Options
Enhanced Flexibility
On a Per-Flight Basis
Brand
Recognition
Intelligent
Flight Options


*All competitor prices are extrapolated from company marketing materials by mathematically calculating hourly rates and expanding the rates to 25 hours. Prices are subject to fluctuation and additional fee's may apply. Always consult legal advice before entering a binding contract. Sky Routes savings per card assumes all routes are flown as Sky Routes.

How NetJets Works

Flying in a NetJets aircraft does not happen overnight; it is a multi-step process that begins well ahead of your first flight by buying your "fraction" of an aircraft. The whole idea of NetJets is found on the tail of their aircraft. They go by the call sign QS which stands for Quarter Share. This represents the core of NetJets business, they facilitate 4 people splitting the cost of a jet and then proceed to manage the aircraft while adding administrative costs.

The costs for a NetJets flight are split into 3 separate fields.

  1. Investment Cost: The investment cost is the amount of money that must be set aside to buy your share of the aircraft. Although there are smaller allotments available, the NetJets mantra is "Quarter Share". You must keep your share for a minimum of two years, no matter how much money is lost through depreciation, after which you are allowed to sell your share back to NetJets minus 4%-7%.
  2. Deployment Cost: The deployment costs are the costs that you pay to use the aircraft and is further broken down into 2 costs: a fixed direct cost and a variable fuel cost. The direct cost is an hourly fee that you agree to pay in increments of 25 hours. These hours then allow the use of the aircraft and pays salaries and a share goes to maintenance. The fuel costs of course pays for fuel as well as landing fees and are variable for each flight.
  3. Management Cost: The management costs are the costs you pay regardless of how much you use the aircraft. These are steep monthly fees that encourage more frequent use of the aircraft. The monthly management fees make up the NetJets support staff salaries as well as hangaring and a share of the maintenance.

NetJets Cost

NetJets Costs Example

**All plans assume you follow the NetJets QS [Quarter Share] Program. See plan details here

  • Light Jet | Phenom 300: The investment cost for the Phenom 300 is $2,275,000. The term is a minimum of 2 years during which the average new aircraft will devalue 24%. The amount lost to depreciation will be $546,000 during the term. The deployment cost for the Phenom 300 is $1989 per hour plus the costs of fuel minus $1.60/gallon. The management cost for the Phenom 300 is $9800 per month.
  • Mid-Size Jet | Citation XLS: The investment cost for the Citation XLS is $3,625,000. The term is a minimum of 2 years during which the average new aircraft will devalue 24%. The amount lost to depreciation will be $870,000 during the term. The deployment cost for the Citation XLS is $2822 per hour plus the costs of fuel minus $1.60/gallon. The management cost for the Citation XLS is $12784 per month.
  • Super Mid-Size Jet | Citation X: The investment cost for the Citation XLS is $5.73 Million USD. The term is a minimum of 2 years during which the average new aircraft will devalue 24%. The amount lost to depreciation will be $1,375,000 during the term. The deployment cost for the Citation XLS is $3450 per hour plus the costs of fuel minus $1.60/gallon. The management cost for the Citation XLS is $16792 per month.
  • Heavy Jet | Global 6000: The investment cost for the Citation XLS is $13.125 Million USD. The term is a minimum of 3 years during which the average new aircraft will devalue 34%. The amount lost to depreciation will be $4,450,000 during the term. The deployment cost for the Citation XLS is $4368 per hour plus the costs of fuel minus $1.60/gallon. The management cost for the Citation XLS is $25467 per month.

If you like the idea, but not the cost:

Then you should know that Sky Routes members have access to the same aircraft type, age class and safety features which a NetJet member would enjoy. Request Sky Routes program details here!

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