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Friday, May 20, 2022

Give the Gift of an Empty Leg Flight

Looking for an original holiday gift? How about a discount-priced private jet trip from Van Nuys Airport? New Flight Charters, an on-demand charter brokerage in Denver, now publishes the largest online public listing of “empty legs” in the travel industry, with more than 200 upcoming and available flights. Also known as “ferry flights,” empty legs are flights without passengers when an aircraft needs to move to another airport. Empty legs can create a discount jet charter. “When an empty leg matches up with a flight need, there is no better value in private flying,” Rick Colson, New Fight Charters’ president, said in a statement. For example, New Flight’s listings included a Dec. 2 trip from Van Nuys to Sun Valley, Idaho aboard a Gulfstream IV for only $13,600. “Quotes will vary since each empty leg charter is unique, but pricing is typically 30 to 50 percent lower than standard charter quotes,” New Flight said in a statement. Van Nuys Airport is among the busiest general aviation airports in the world. Through October, the airport handled 183,890 takeoffs and landings this year.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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