Most people don’t realize when you buy a trip on a private plane, there are two legs (there and back to base); For example, when you fly from Athens to Mykonos, the plane drops you off and flies back empty. We believe that offering empty private plane leg or seats to those who would love to take that flight is a win-win situation. Empty leg flights can be available at up to 70 percent discount on the usual charter price. Always, the exact price is contingent on the route and the operator.
An empty leg is when an aircraft is flying empty on its way to pick up passengers or after dropping off passengers. These flights are trips that must go, whether empty or with clients either because another client has booked the aircraft or because the aircraft has to return to its operating base. Figure out, the client of the company has a one-way flight on a route Figure out, some client has a one-way flight on a route Athens – Mykonos. After delivering to the point of destination in Mykonos, the aircraft should return to the base in Athens, what means empty flight without passengers from Mykonos to Athens. An empty leg gives the opportunity to make a flight much cheaper than in comparison with its nominal cost.
Nonetheless using empty legs requires some flexibility. For example, if the client whose flight created the empty leg opportunity cancels his flight, the empty leg no longer exists. In other words, the empty leg is contingent upon the plan of others.
Chartering an empty leg flight is an opportunity to save up to 70% on your private aircraft or helicopter flight price compared to a regular private aircraft or helicopter charter service.
If you are flexible enough with your private flight dates and time, and you are seeking for a one-way flight, chances are you will find an empty leg flight matching your needs on the Airpower website. All the empty leg offers listed on our website have a start and an end date and time, this is the timeframe during which the empty leg flight is valid and available for charter. After its end date, the aircraft or helicopter will anyway have to take off to its next destination, to perform its next chartered flight.
If the initial empty leg offer does not match perfectly with your travel needs but the time-frame corresponds to your flight dates, make sure to contact your Airpower Aviation Advisor to see if there is any possibility to re-route the empty leg flight. In some cases, the initial destination of the empty leg flight is not the destination you are looking after but is close enough to have the business aircraft re-routed. By modifying slightly, the empty leg initial flight plan, you can still save up to 50% on your private aircraft or helicopter flight cost, compared to a regular aircraft or helicopter charter service.
However, if your private aircraft or helicopter travel needs are not flexible or if you are looking for a round trip flight, you might consider using Airpower on-demand private aircraft or helicopter services.
Clients must be flexible with their flight schedule on order to fully benefit from an available empty leg. Since empty leg flights originate from another customer, if the original customer changes his flight, the empty leg-seat will also be changed or even be cancelled.
An empty leg, or ferry flight, refers to a private aircraft or helicopter flying “empty” after dropping off passengers, or en route to pick up passengers. As the flight is already paid for, we offer significant discounts on these flights. Airpower can offer such prices when the empty leg of a private aircraft or helicopter matches your itinerary and timing exactly. This option is for one-way flights only.
If there are no empty leg flights for your exact itinerary and timing, Airpower will search its proprietary database to reroute an empty leg. This would be a private aircraft or helicopter that could make an additional stop to pick you up at your departure airport, drop you off at your destination airport or both. These stops incur an additional cost (landing fees, extra fuel) that Airpower will negotiate with operators for the best possible deal. Although greater than an empty leg price, a rerouted empty leg will always be much less expensive than a full fare on-demand private Charter price.