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Empty Leg Private Jets

Empty legs. What are they, and how do they make your private jet travel more cost-effective? An empty leg refers to the portion of a flight of a private jet charter that is already paid for to its destination, and it is flying without any passengers on that leg.

This is such a common occurrence in the Jet charter world that the private jet charter industry has come out with a plethora of websites and applications to facilitate a fair revenue generation for the operator and the client to have a more cost-effective trip.

Empty Leg Private Jet Flight Bookings

Choosing and chartering a long range jet is quick and straight-forward with Atlantic Air A private jet is always quoted on a round-trip basis. The overnight cost and revenue loss in keeping a chartered jet on the ground waiting will cause an extensive loss of revenue, and this is why clients are always quoted for a round trip but only use it as a one-way. Next, the charter operator sells the unoccupied “empty leg,” which is already paid for, in the charter market.

The savings are significant. Sometimes up to 85% of the charter cost is saved. There are pros and cons to an empty leg charter. It might not always work out on the dates and the exact airport of departure/arrival that the client wants. But if you are into savings on a private jet charter, please ask our charter advisors for a quick empty-leg jet charter quote on your upcoming travel.

Private Business Empty Leg Flights

If the initial business empty leg offer does not match perfectly with your travel needs but the time-frame corresponds to your flight dates, make sure to contact your Atlantic Air Charter Advisor to see if there is any possibility to re-route the empty leg flight. In some cases, the initial destination of the empty leg flight is not the destination you are looking after but is close enough to have the business aircraft re-routed. Let’s say you need a private plane departing from New-York to Paris and there is a private aircraft in New-York flying to London empty for repositioning. By modifying slightly the empty leg initial flight plan, you can still save up to 50% on your private jet flight cost, compared to a regular jet charter service.

However, if your private jet travel needs are not flexible or if you are looking for a round trip flight, you might consider using Atlantic Air Charter on-demand private jet services. If there are currently no private jets with empty flights available that match your desired date or itinerary, we will ensure that you receive the best possible charter rates for one-time or recurring flights. The so-called on-demand flights are provided upon request, subject to availability and without long-term commitment.

Find Empty Leg Flights

You enjoy the advantage of booking an adhoc charter with no minimum duration and minimum flight time and receive a fixed all-inclusive price. On request, we directly insure the risk of any additional de-icing costs – for more information about our service offer and our private jets with empty flights, please feel free to contact us at any time! Contact us today


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