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PRIVATE CHARTER

EMPTY LEG FLIGHTS

PRIVATE JET CHARTERS AT A FRACTION OF THE REGULAR PRICE

When Air Charter Service has a one-way private jet charter, the aircraft is sometimes empty when it repositions back to its base, or when it continues on to another location. These are known within the industry as ‘empty leg’ flights.

These charter flights can be booked for an extraordinarily low cost, as the aircraft was scheduled to fly empty anyway. So, for example, if a one-way charter flight is going from Sydney to Brisbane and then repositioning to Melbourne for its next flight, this would be the ideal opportunity to book a flight on this aircraft at a substantial discount. An empty leg flight can sometimes be discounted by as much as 75% off the cost of a regular charter flight.

What you need to know

Empty leg flights can save you a lot of money and are a great way to travel by private jet charter if you are on a budget, but there are limitations that come with them.

While the cost of an empty leg flight is often too good to pass up, they can be a bit of a moveable feast – as they are subject to change or cancellation if the original passenger changes their route or dates for travel. Being flexible at short notice is a must if you plan to travel on empty leg charters, but they can also be a lifesaver in the case of last-minute charter solutions. Knowing where to look is also an important factor in being successful in traveling by empty leg flights.

The routes for empty leg flights are also predetermined by the aircraft having to travel to somewhere specific, so finding a flight that is going where you want to go can be hard and you may have to combine the flight with an airline ticket in order to get where you want to go – keeping in mind that empty leg flights are also one way flights.

The list below shows a selection of empty leg flights currently available on the market. Click on an empty leg below to make an enquiry or sign up to the newsletter and receive a weekly email outlining all the empty legs added in the last 7 days. This list is by no means exhaustive, if you cannot find a suitable empty leg on this page, then contact one of our empty legs specialists directly and let them know your regularly flown routes. We’ll then contact you with an update whenever one of your routes becomes available.

Make the most of our Empty Legs:

  • Major savings –  25% - 75% off the cost of a regular charter
  • Aircraft – a wide range of private aircraft are available as empty legs
  • Up-to-date information – current empty legs are published and regularly updated on our website
  • The specialists – our empty legs specialists can inform you as soon as a chosen route appears on our database
EMPTY LEGS DATE(S) AIRCRAFT PRICES FROM
Atlanta - Boston Friday, 15 November 2019 Gulfstream G450 USD 15,000
Paris - London 17 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 Embraer Phenom 100 EUR 2950

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