Shohei Otani (29, Los Angeles Angels), the top star of the Japanese baseball team, is a hot topic after moving from the United States to Japan by chartered flight to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 1st, Ohtani boarded a chartered flight from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where the Los Angeles Angels’ spring camp was set up, and arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan that night.
According to related reports from the United States and Japan, the charter plane Ohtani used was a Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Global 5000 (pictured below). It is one of the largest types of business jets. The price of the plane reaches 10 million dollars (approximately 13.1 billion won).
Ohtani is not the owner of this plane. He borrowed the aircraft this time. 로켓 토토
According to Japanese media Sponity Annex, the cost of round-trip boarding to the US and Japan on the chartered plane Ohtani used is between 20 million and 40 million yen. This means that they spent at least 10 million yen (about 96 million won) on a one-way basis.
Ohtani will become a free agent (FA) after the end of this season. Rumors are circulating about the first-ever 500 million dollar (655 billion won) contract. From next year, it is also possible to cross the Pacific Ocean by private jet instead of a chartered flight.