The term “empty leg flights” is used to describe a discounted private jet flight. Here we explain what an empty leg is; and how the ViroFLY’s unique empty leg monitor make it even easier to benefit from private jet discounts.
What is a Private Jet Empty Leg?
An empty leg, also known as an empty sector, is the return portion of a booked one-way private charter flight. The aircraft needs to fly empty to reposition itself for its next customer or to return to its home base. Just as a taxi would often need to do on the ground.
Why doesn’t the operator sell the repositioning flight to another customer?
Private jets are a bespoke travel solution. It can often be the case that a full-price customer cannot be found who wants to charter that particular aircraft, for that specific route and time.
As they need to move the aircraft anyway, the operator will generally offer the ’empty’ part of the flight at a significant discount, compared to the full charter price.
How much do Private Jet Empty-Legs cost?
Empty leg flights are often available at up to 75% discount on the usual charter price. The exact price will depend on the route and the operator. Operators are often prepared to offer exceptionally low prices.
If you are prepared to be flexible, an empty leg flight can be a great way of accessing private jet travel, at close-to-airline prices. Empty leg can be combined with airline flights or worked into a private charter schedule, to give a very cost-effective price for your trip.
How can I find out which Empty Leg are available?
As ViroFLY gives access to a global network of up to 10,000 private jet charter aircrafts. We have access to a large number of the most competitive empty leg offers. Simply go to our main website and use the empty-legs monitor to track upcoming flights or search for what is available.
The platform is free to use, you will be able to search for any route around the world. Whether it may be a one-way, return or multi-leg flight. We provide up to 20 estimated prices with the ability to request quotes. It also gives access to ViroFLY’s global network, giving images and detailed aircraft specifications.
You can also see latest empty leg on offer on the ViroFLY website, or call our 24-hour team on 844-847-6359 to find out what is available. We will negotiate with the private jet operator on your behalf to get you the best possible price.