Benefits and challenges of Empty Leg flights

March 5, 2024

Business Aviation in the age of innovation: the central role of repositioning or Empty flights Legs

In the ever-changing skies of business aviation, where operational efficiency and environmental sustainability are imperatives, lies a unique challenge: the phenomenon of "emptyleg" flights. These flights, carried out by private jets without passengers to return to base or reposition themselves for the next customer, account for up to 40% of flight operations in the sector. While this practice is often seen as a costly constraint, it also conceals untapped potential.

Empty legs can be rerouted but you need to negotiate with the operator - They can also cancelled at the last minute, based on the term of the contract you signed

‍Advantagesand Challenges of Empty Leg Flights

Empty leg offers attractive opportunities, including reduced fares for passengers wishing to sample the efficiency of private jets without the usual cost. However, their unpredictable nature poses a major planning challenge for operators and customers alike, resulting in frequent itinerary changes and low load factors, reflecting an under-utilization of resources.

In your search, you should read the flight conditions carefully. As the chances of cancellation at the last minute may be greater or lesser depending on the operator, you need to be sure of reimbursement and a fallback solution from the airline, which may be professional enough to offer you another "one way" solution in all cases.

A great way to enjoy a special ride - and a true meeting room in the sky

Moove: Technology to match supply and demand

The innovative 2.0 platform developed by Moove offers a promising solution to these challenges. By facilitating access to an extensive network of airports and optimizing flight management, Moove is redefining the approach to empty legs. Indeed, this new private jet management and booking platform significantly increases the attractiveness and practicability of these flights, offering features such as real-time matching between available flights and customer requests.

The integration of this technology by operators results in more diversified and economically viable travel alternatives. Thanks to its new 2.0 technology, Moove is helping to reduce operating costs while increasing flight efficiency. What's more, this approach is part of a more sustainable management of resources, responding to the growing demand for more environmentally-friendly aviation.

With Moove, the question of the return journey, by train or commercial aircraft, is covered.

All in all, the Moove initiative represents a major step forward in addressing the complex challenge of empty legs. It paves the way for business aviation that not only meets today's needs, but anticipates and shapes the future of private air travel: a future that is more flexible, more efficient and resolutely eco-responsible.

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