The thought of owning your own private jet seems pretty awesome, right? You can hop on whenever you feel like being adventurous, and you can bring your buddies along too! But owning your own plane comes with a long list of expenses that most people don’t think about.
Just for fun, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most expensive locations to park your plane, based on the Boeing 767-400, which is one of the most popular private planes that can hold up to 50 passengers with a takeoff weight of 200 tons. Keep in mind, there are several runway charges for each airport that have landing, takeoff, and parking fees. Don’t forget the hangar fees as well as the cost of fuel and aviation personnel. All of a sudden a private jet is starting to sound like a huge pain in the ass, right? Let’s take a look and see which airports make a killing off the people passing through:
10. Salzburg Airport- Austria
This is the second largest airport in Austria and is extremely popular due to its location next to one of the most desired ski locations in the country. This airport is actually dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and was the first airport in Austria to house low cost airlines. However, when it comes to private planes, there’s nothing low cost about it. If you want to park in Salzburg you’re looking at a $3,800 bill (ouch.)
9. La Guardia Airport- New York
Combined with JFK International Airport and the Newark Liberty International, La Guardia makes up the largest network in the New York City metropolitan area airport system. Between number of passengers and total flight operations, it’s the largest network in the world. For now it will cost you about $3,950 to land here. La Guardia is about to undergo a much needed $4 billion makeover, so we’re sure that means these fees will climb even higher.
8. Dublin Airport- Ireland
This is the busiest airport in all of Ireland, and one of two that permits United States pre-clearance services. There is talk of expanding the airport and developing a 350 acre land reserve that will include retail, hotel, and conference facilities. This isn’t likely to happen until 2028, so the current $4,100 in fees to park at this already highly populated location are bound to skyrocket once that expansion is complete. Enjoy the “low cost” while it lasts!
7. Chubu Centrair International Airport- Nagoya, Japan
Currently, Chubu Centrair is the main international airport in the center of Japan. Since its opening in 2005, it has taken over all the flights from the nearby Nagoya Airport. Even the cargo shipments from Tokyo and Kansai are handled here now. Due to the high population of this airport, if you want to land here it’s going to cost you $4,300
6. Bristol Airport- England
This is currently one of the busiest airports in the entire UK. Previously, aircrafts had to park on the apron and it required a long walk, or even a bus ride to the flights. Thankfully, in 2010, a walkway had been added to connect the pre-boarding zones. It was probably much cheaper to land here back in the day, but today the landing fee is $4,400.
5. Darwin International Airport- Australia
Since this airport is currently the only one in Darwin and it has to share runways with the Royal Australian Air Force, this airport is insanely overpopulated all the time. Because of this, it’s necessary for them to charge a lot more for landing. So you’re looking at $4,600 to park.
4. Toronto Pearson International Airport- Canada
This is the largest and busiest airport in the country, and was named after the 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson, who was also a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. It’s located right between Toronto and Mississauga, and has over 75 airlines operating on it currently. Other than JFK, this is the only other airport that provides direct flights to all six continents of the globe. If you want to stop by, it’s going to cost you $5,200.
3. Kansai International Airport- Osaka, Japan
Airports in Japan are expensive in general, and this one is located on a man-made island with a design by Renzo Piano. So that sort of explains why it costs $5,400 if you want to land here (not that it makes it any easier to digest.)
2. Narita International Airport- Tokyo, Japan
Being the main international airport of the Tokyo area also means being one of the most important ways of connecting Japan to the rest of the world. This airport is the ninth busiest in the world, and the landing fee here is an outrageous $5,600.
1. Haneda Airport- Tokyo, Japan
This airport has four runways and offers non-stop flights to 25 cities in 17 countries. It has also been named by Forbes as the most punctual airport several times because 94% of their flights depart on time and 88% arrive on time. You can’t ask for better odds than that! If you would like to land here, you’re looking to pay the most expensive landing fee in the world; a whopping $6,850!
If you ever get to pursue your dreams of becoming a private jet owner, at least you’ll be well informed of the most cost friendly places to land, and which places to avoid. Although, if your income allows you to purchase a private plan in the first place then the sky’s the limit!