Way back in 2007 we informed you about a wealthy Middle Eastern Sheikh, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who has placed an order for an Airbus A380. Well, almost 5 years since, the luxurious private jet is finally ready for delivery. Touted to be the world’s most expensive personal jet, with a final price well in excess of $500 million, this private jet is truly one of a kind. The original plans included a garage for two Rolls-Royces, a stable for horses and camels, a pen for hawks and a prayer room that rotates so it always points toward Mecca. Promising to be the trendsetter when it comes to laying the standards on how to do business in style, above 40,000ft, this jet is sure to be the envy of many-a-high flyers.
Recently a new version of Boeings 747-8 Intercontinental, the Boeing 747-V.I.P was delivered to another Middle East customer, believed to be the emir of Qatar. Given the increasing demand of the high flyers for privacy and exclusive travel modes, it seems like good days are back for the private aviation industry. Only recently we told you about the rising demand for private jets in China. Wonder if this trend will lead to the birth of a private jet that is more expensive and luxurious than the Airbus A380.