Military Estimates Air Force One Costs at $181,757 Per Hour
The U.S. military estimates that Air Force One costs the taxpayers $181,757 per hour to run. Obama obviously has not given this much thought as he has spent more days abroad in his first two years than any other president. So far Obama has visited 26 countris over the course of 15 trips.
Estimates over the years based on government reports and independent number-crunching have always reflected a steep cost for presidential travel, but the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing appears to be far higher than any previously reported. It was first published in a report this week on presidential travel by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.