In the Corporate Aviation industry, flights can vary between those with customers on board and those without, with the split being nearly 50-50.
However, the distribution heavily relies on the nature of operations.
Here’s a breakdown:
- A flight with customers on board is showtime! We call it a live sector.
- On the flip side, a flight without customers is known as an empty sector or ferry flight and it’s just the crew.
- Ferry flights are essential for relocating the jet when the airport lacks overnight parking space.
- These empty sectors are typically minimised and can even be short, such as 20-minute flights to another airport for overnight parking.
- During ferry flights, VIP flight attendants often utilise the time to prepare for the next flight, organise the jet’s inventory, and tidy up the galley.
Personally, I enjoy ferry flights. After tending to my pilots, I settle in, brew a cup of tea, play some music, and meticulously go through the entire jet from back to front, ensuring it’s just the way I prefer.
What activities do you engage in during your ferry flights?