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. So 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 depends on the route and the operator. Operators are often prepared to offer exceptionally low prices.

So 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. An 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 legs are available?


As West Palm Jet Charter gives access to a global network of over 5,000 private charter aircraft, we have access to a large number of the most competitive empty leg offers.

For a personalized private jet charter quote on our Empty Leg offers for your next executive trip, or any other occasion, contact us or call our 24/7 Flight Team at (888) 507-8582.


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