Empty legs happen all the time. Take advantage of these one-way flights and fly private for less.
An empty leg trip occurs when an aircraft flies with no passengers because it is traveling to a pickup point or is returning to base following a drop-off. Take advantage of these one-way flights and fly private while enjoying a considerable savings. Ensuring that every flight has passengers on board is one example of NovaJet’s commitment to the environment.
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*Please note that empty leg charters are part of the scheduled flight itinerary and are therefore subject to change or cancellation in relation to the itinerary which produced them.
Quoted estimates below exclude taxes (if applicable).
Empty legs flights, also known as empty legs, are private jet flights that occur when an aircraft needs to reposition itself to another location without any passengers on board. This happens when a private jet has been chartered for a one-way trip, and after dropping off its passengers at their destination, the aircraft needs to fly back to its home base or another location to pick up its next set of passengers.
Since the aircraft is already scheduled to fly without any passengers, the operator or broker may offer the empty leg for charter at a discounted rate. This provides an opportunity for travellers to fly on a private jet at a lower cost than usual.
Empty legs can be beneficial for both the operator and the passengers. The operator can generate revenue from an otherwise empty flight, while the passengers can take advantage of a private jet flight at a more affordable price. However, it's important to note that empty legs are not always available, as they depend on the specific travel routes and schedules of private jets.
Many private jet operators offer empty leg flights and will post available empty leg flights online. NovaJet offers a comprehensive list of our empty leg private jet flights here.
The cost of empty leg flights varies widely depending on factors such as the distance of the flight, the type of aircraft, the time of year, and the demand for private jet travel. Generally, empty leg flights can cost 20% to 50% less than a typical private jet charter for the same route.
The cost of an empty leg flight may also depend on whether you book through a private jet charter company, an online marketplace, a subscription service, or a private jet broker.
It's important to note that while empty leg flights can offer significant cost savings compared to traditional private jet charters, they may only sometimes be available or suitable for your travel needs. They also may offer a different level of flexibility than a traditional private jet charter, as the flight schedules and routes are typically predetermined. It's essential to carefully consider your travel requirements and flexibility to change or cancellation before booking an empty leg flight.
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