It’s not surprising that a world superpower like Russia would have an equally powerful presidential aircraft. President Vladimir Putin’s main means of aerial transportation is an Ilyushin IL-96-300, and it cost around $50 million. But that’s only for the airplane itself; redecorating the interiors was a whole other story.
The interior of this magnificent aircraft has a neoclassical style, combining gold and cream colors. The plane is comprised of Putin’s luxurious master suite, which includes a grand, king-sized bed, a spacious bathroom with a gold-plated toilet, a very expensive private wine collection, a gym, and a war room complete with a gold-trimmed conference table and cream-colored leather seats. No wonder Putin is rumored to have clocked in more air miles than all other Russian presidents put together; who wouldn’t want to fly around in this thing?!
Taiwan's Boeing 737 – $90 million
Even though it cost a whopping $90 million, Taiwan's presidential aircraft has very modest interiors (at least when compared to its international counterparts). It seems elegance and professionalism were Taiwan's main priorities regarding Tsai Ing-wen's air transportation.
But don't be fooled; this modest Boeing 737 counts with an onboard satellite that allows perfect communication with anywhere in the world during flights. Regarding Southeast Asian aircraft, airports, and air services, they can only provide the best. If you get an opportunity to fly a regular economy flight operated by Taiwan Airways, we can almost guarantee that there will be no going back.
Brazil's Airbus A319 – $81 million
With its national colors of green and yellow, the Brazilian presidential Airbus exudes a Latin American flare. At $81 million, this aircraft is a fine piece of machinery, and we're sure Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, is more than happy flying around in it. It is known as the Santos-Dumont, named after a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer.
The Brazilian Airbus consists of three separate sections. One is for residential use exclusively. It consists of a big office, a stunning master suite, and a security room. Another section is for media guests, and the third is for guests of honor. It is decorated in a simple yet elegant style.
France's Airbus A330-200 – $240 million
France's current president, Emmanuel Macron, seems to want for nothing when it comes to flying. Not that a president should, really. France's Airbus A330-200 is a modern and reliable aircraft designed for comfort and incomparable with other equipment when it comes to practicality and necessary amenities.
Apart from being very practical, the plane has a beautiful interior decoration throughout. It consists of a private presidential suite with a shower, a huge conference room with 60 seats, and more. The best thing about this airplane, though, is its far-reaching internet, which the president can access up to over 10,000 meters above ground.
Jordan's Airbus A340-600 – $275 million
Jordan's presidential aircraft is a thing of beauty. The $275 million Airbus A340-600 has one of the most advanced aviation technologies, with four Rolls-Royce engines that enable it to use significantly less fuel than other airplanes, making it a more "economical" and environmentally friendly option. This small aircraft can travel 7,800 km without refueling and reach an altitude of 12,500 meters.
However, around 2009, the King purchased a more modest $50 million aircraft, an A318-112 Elite. This is the shortest aircraft in the Airbus family. While the aircraft is smaller, it has state-of-the-art facilities and is as lavish as can be, complete with a bedroom, bathroom, office, and classic dining room. The cabin holds 19 passengers, but the King never likes more than eight people to be in the cabin simultaneously. We understand; you don't want to feel crowded in your own $50 million plane.