Air Force One Cost at $181,757 per hour, as Obama Sets Travel Record
November 24, 2010
The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to run Air Force One every hour.
The U.S. military has provided an updated estimate on that cost, first published by a taxpayer watchdog group and confirmed by FoxNews.com, and the number is staggering — $181,757 per hour. That’s the price tag for shuttling around President Obama, who, as it turns out, has spent more days abroad in his first two years than any other president.
But the trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea
and Japan was by no means cheap. While a total by-the-day figure may be impossible to come by, Brady estimated that the 48 hours of flight time logged on the trip would cost at least $8.7 million for Air Force One alone. The president’s latest visit to Lisbon, Portugal, for a NATO conference would add another $2.7 million, he figured.