These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.
It often happens that such an empty leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.
At any given time, there may be more than 3000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty leg flights available on the market.
Using multiple platforms, JFT Jet offers the most comprehensive empty leg flight search on the market.
Finding Cheap Empty Leg Private Jet Charter Flights
In some instances, the owner of an aircraft needs to have their jet flown to their current location to pick them up. These private flights are empty leg flights which are costly to the owner. In order to cover these costs, some owners offer to fill these empty leg flights at a discount.
Empty flights are based on classic supply and demand. If multiple empty legs flights are going to the same location, there may be room for negotiation.
Prices vary according to the route. For trips from New York to London – or from Europe to the Middle East or Asia – empty leg flights could save you up to $100,000. Closer to home, cross-country flights in the US such as New York to Los Angeles can produce savings of between $30,000 and $50,000.
Smaller jets and shorter flights produce smaller savings. On light jets heading up and down the East Coast, savings amount to around $5,000 – $6,000. On the contrary, long empty leg flights in larger aircrafts can bring large savings.