Prior to the 2022 midterm elections, Trump Force One is receiving a touch-up.
The plane should be back in full operational service by the end of 2022, according to former president Donald Trump, who used his own Boeing 757 for 2016 campaign rallies.
“It is now being fully restored and updated and will be put back into service sometime prior to the end of the year. When completed, it will be better than ever, and again used at upcoming rallies!,” Trump said on Friday.
The aircraft, which is currently in storage in upstate New York, will be sent to a Louisiana servicing facility for an inspection, updated engines, and a paint job, according to the former president. While in office, Trump stopped using the aircraft and switched to Boeing VC-25s, which were referred to as “Air Force One” when the president was on board.
Trump Force One will fly president Trump for the first time from Mar-a-Lago to his rally in Texas today.pic.twitter.com/Gw11nw5m2c— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 22, 2022
According to a report from March regarding the aircraft, flying a Boeing 757 costs between $15,000 and $18,000 per hour.
The interior of the Trump-owned aircraft features Parisian textiles, gilded toilets, and cream-colored leather seats.
Trump disclosed that he will hold campaign-style rallies in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina in the coming weeks during an interview with One America News Network on Thursday. He has not declared his intention to seek the presidency, suggesting that he will make a decision following the 2022 midterm elections.