Air Drake: How much did Drake’s new plane cost? Where is he flying in the custom 767 private jet?
It might not be out of the ordinary for an A-list celebrity to own a private jet, but Drake has gone one step further and is now the proud owner of a custom Boeing 767. The sky blue custom jet recently drew a lot of attention as while the Raptors superfan partied on the ground with the basketball team in their homecoming parade, the plane (which has been dubbed Air Drake) did a victory lap over the city.
CBC Toronto shared a video of the sky blue plane flying overhead, while the Nice For What singer was seen partying and chugging beers down below.
Started from the bottom, now it's here.
Drake's plane, Air Drake, made a victory lap over the city and the celebrations for the #TorontoRaptors #WeTheNorthDay #NBAChampion2019 pic.twitter.com/8RkBzXNrZ3— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto)June 17, 2019
Following the Raptors victory against the Warriors, Drake made sure that some of the players were treated like homecoming kings - flying a few of them home to Toronto on Air Drake.
The official Twitter account for the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport broke the news, sharing a picture of the gigantic aircraft. They wrote, "Welcome home @Drake and @CargoJetAirways with some of our beloved @Raptors!!!"
— Hamilton Airport YHM (@flyyhm)June 16, 2019
Drake also shared a number of pictures of a party going on inside the jet, which saw the team's NBA trophy being passed around as the singer posed with what appears to be a gigantic stack of money.
He captioned the post, "The syndicate got they hand in plenty things"
The converted cargo plane, which is valued at £142.9 million by Airways magazine - without customisation - was revealed to Drake's fans on Instagram and made its debut flight this week to Turks and Caicos. A recent TMZ article claimed that Drake was given the custom jet for free by Canadian airline Cargojet, who reportedly believe "it'll more than pay for itself in publicity".
The rapper gave a special tour of the Air Drake on Instagram earlier this year. 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).
Supporting home grown businesses has always been a top priority of mine, so when an opportunity came up to get involved with Cargojet, a great Canadian company I was honored to do so. @CargoJetAirways @ajayvirmani1 pic.twitter.com/orrLpuHwOL— Drizzy (@Drake)May 13, 201914
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.”