What Are the Types of Private Jets?

Have you decided to treat yourself to a private jet? If so, you have many questions from the types of private jets to the costs of maintaining one. The interior of private jets varies from one model to the next. You can find anything from a flying palace to a private jet interior that offers a luxury sitting and conversation area for you and your family or guests. 

You need to learn more about the types of private jets that are available, so you can make an informed decision and select the investment that’s right for you and your family or business. This guide can help you better understand your options. 

What Does a Private Jet Look Like Inside?

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The type of private jet you select determines the amount of interior space that’s available for you to customize

If you haven’t been inside a private jet, you already have a picture in your mind of what you imagine the interior of a private jet looks like. You might think that a private jet looks similar to the inside of a mansion or the inside of a small living room.

The truth for most luxury private jets is closer to the living room, although you can find private jets that look more like a small apartment if you want to spend the money. You can expect to find large comfortable seating, and you might find seating that includes spaces the size of a sofa or loveseat. 

Depending on the configuration of the private jet, there will be work areas with a table in between two large, comfortable chairs. You can use these areas to get work done during a flight or to enjoy a gourmet meal. Most private jets will have a small galley kitchen for the flight attendants to prepare a small meal or snack, although this is mostly reheating and not a prepared meal. 

What Is the Most Luxurious Private Jet? 

If you’re a billionaire with a few hundred million at your disposal, you can buy a luxurious private jet and deck it out to resemble a home, including formal dining rooms, bedrooms, and more. There is a Saudi prince who bought an Airbus A380 that includes a Turkish bath, garage, and stable room for horses and camels. 

One of Hong Kong’s real estate tycoons purchased a Boeing 747-8 that includes guest rooms, a board-room-sized office, and a gym. There’s a Russian businessman with a Boeing 767-33A ER that’s large enough to transport his favorite sporting team and a dining room that seats 30. 

The Sultan of Brunei travels in true luxury aboard his custom-built Boeing 747-300 that has gold sinks. He can also pilot his jet, and it can travel more than 8,500 miles at a time. Another Russian businessman owns an Airbus A340-300 with a massive dining room, various seating areas, and comfy bedrooms. It’s the largest privately-owned jet in Russia. 

All of these jets rank as some of the most luxurious private jets in the world. However, if you’re judging by price tags,  the Saudi prince’s private jet will set you back a little over $500 million to acquire, but imagine the room for your camels. 

How Many Types of Private Jets Are There? 

You’ll discover when you’re looking there are eight types of private jets available on the market. These include:

  • Turboprops
  • Very light jets
  • Light jets
  • Midsize business jets
  • Super midsize jets
  • Heavy business jets
  • Ultra long-range heavy jets
  • Airliners

These jets are made by a range of manufacturers, such as Airbus or Boeing. You can have one customized to your personal needs or choose a model with the amenities you want that come standard. If you have the money, you can have a private jet with about anything you can think of adding to it in the available space. 

The type of private jet you select determines the amount of interior space that’s available for you to customize. A turboprop plane isn’t going to accommodate as many passengers as a midsize business jet. You need to choose the type of private jet you want based on the way you’re going to use it most often. 


The purchase of a private jet is a personal decision based on your budget, usage, and personal tastes. At Mayo Aviation, we’re ready to help you take care of it when the decision is made. Contact us today