Up to $90 million is how much jet owners usually spend on customizing the interiors of their aircraft. That $90 million figure does not include the price of the jets themselves, and does not factor in the few outliers that are in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Travel advisors report that the number of affluent travelers between the ages of 40 and 55 has skyrocketed,” a spokesperson for Solairus Aviation, an exclusive private jet company, said. “Not only that, more well-off families in their 30s and 40s are planning vacation and adventure trips with their young children. The reason: they love to travel and want their children to experience the world.”
Jean-Pierre Alfano, creative director and head of AirJet Designs, said the jets themselves cost around $60 million. He says that most customers spend around $30 to $50 million customizing the interior. However, wider bodied private jets can cost upwards of the $90 million mark.
One would think there are not a lot of people who can afford to spend that kind of money on the interior of a private aircraft, but the fact is, the business is booming. Some people buy and customize more than one aircraft; Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud owns a Boeing 747, an Airbus 321, and an Airbus A380 which normally accommodates 853 passengers, but has been customized to accommodate any whim he might have.
You can see a few examples of jet interior customization below: