British Prime Minister David Cameron and his most important ministers will receive a plane for official travel, the government announced on Friday.
The decision was made at a time when Finance Minister George Osbourne was preparing additional savings to reduce the budget deficit.
"We have considered how to make use of the Royal Air Force fleet to transport the ministers and save the money of taxpayers," the government spokesman said adding that the aircraft would serve as an air tank.
"We have decided to customize one of our Voyager aircraft so that it can be used by our ministers for their basic purpose," she added.
Local media report that the adjustment will cost $ 15.3 million and that the aircraft will also be used by members of the British royal family.
The government, which now hires aircraft for official travel, will cost about $ 1 million a year, the spokeswoman said.