Air Drake: How much did new plane cost?
The converted cargo plane, which is valued at £142.9 million by Airways magazine – without customisation – was revealed to his fans on Instagram and made its debut flight this week to Turks and Caicos.
The custom pale blue jet has since been dubbed Air Drake, with the rapper giving a special tour of the plane on Instagram. As the gigantic 767 and its custom Air Drake logo was unveiled, an emotional Drake told the camera, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”
The exterior of the plane features a large owl decal, the logo of Drake’s company OVO (October’s Very Own) and inside there’s a spacious lounge full of purple velvet three seater couches, cream and violet leather armchairs, wood finishings and tray ceilings.
Another video shared by Drake’s friend DJ Akademiks on his Instagram account also revealed a private bedroom with mirrored cabinets and a king-sized bed. DJ Akademiks, whose real name is Livingston Allen, also took viewers into a private living room and a more traditional business class-style seating set up at the back of the plane.
In his video, Drake revealed the plane had been fully bought and paid for saying, “No rental, no timeshare.”
Even taking into account the fact that Drake’s net worth has been ticking over nicely with massive profits from his tours and album sales, it’s still a pretty big purchase. The Canadian rapper explained on Twitter he had purchased the jet from a “homegrown business”, as he bought the luxe ride through Canadian company Cargojet Airways and its CEO Ajay Virmani (who also makes an appearance in the video).
Cargojet also re-shared Drake’s plane tour video, adding on Instagram that the musician was a “new brand ambassador”.
Allen posted another video on Instagram which revealed Air Drake had made its debut voyage – all the way to tropical paradise Turks and Caicos.
The video shows two figures descending from the plane and Allen captioned the post, “Air Drake has taken its first flight and landed in Turks and Caicos.”