Archive for June, 2015

Charter Services » Empty Legs

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Private Charter – Empty Legs

As well as providing the very best in service and aircraft, part of our work on your behalf is to secure the most competitive prices possible.

Tremendous savings can be made by making use of “empty legs”. Aviastra maintains a real time and worldwide database of charter jet locations and we compare every flight request to check if these savings can be passed on to you. With a good match of requested routes up to 50% can be saved for an otherwise identical flight compared to those not making use of this highly efficient and cost effective system.

How it works…

Charter aircraft must have costs covered for all sections of a flight, even if the aircraft is empty on its way to pick up passengers or returning to base after the passengers have reached their destination. Clearly then there are lots of aircraft flying around empty that have already been paid for! If a second party of passengers are able to make use of these empty flight sectors then fantastic savings can be made.

The closer the match of the required flight to that already being flown the greater the discount.

Flight managers are available around the clock if you have questions about this system or if you have a flight enquiry you would like to match up.

Key advantages of empty legs:

  • Up to 50% savings can be made
  • The route required does not need to exactly match that shown as available
  • Flights are available on a range of days
  • Well over a thousand sectors are on our database at any given time
  • This is not aircraft sharing – for your flight it is your aircraft

Aviastra Passenger Charter – About Us

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Aviastra Passenger Charter - About Us


Aviastra was founded in early 2009 to make over two decades of commercial aviation experience available to its clients and colleagues. Good private charter brokerage should combine practical knowledge, an understanding of the importance of client care, a keen business sense to provide you with even keener prices and the overall flexibility to get your flight underway quickly and simply at any time of day or night. This is what we deliver.

From offices in Bournemouth Aviastra runs functionally separate passenger charter and air ambulance operations. The teams are structured to be available 24/7 and detailed briefings between day and night duty shifts allow a seamless service for clients whose calls are welcomed at any time. Established relationships with proven and trusted operators within Europe complement worldwide access to all other Wyvern, Argus and nationally certified operators and allow Aviastra to offer a complete international air charter service.

Mission Statement

“Through hard work and commitment Aviastra strives to offer the very best experience of private air charter. By focusing on the highest standards of safety, flexibility, service and value it is our aim to be recognised as a champion to the clients we serve and as a credit to the industry we represent.”


What we do

We deliver a VIP service as standard…

  • First we listen to what you tell us, what you need and prefer. Private charters, by their very nature, are bespoke; never feel you are just a passenger, particularly if you’ve not had the pleasure of chartering your own aircraft before. Tell us your requirements and don’t spare the detail, we leave no stone unturned to make it happen for you – it’s what we do.
  • Next we Select, you will understand the importance of our working experience of the different components of a charter flight. Its quite a jigsaw and we’re good at them. Every organisation is responsible for delivering the highest performance and we constantly monitor this. In the air or on the ground, we’ve been there and we know what’s right. Operators are carefully selected on this basis; being licensed is not enough.
  • Then we communicate, all operators are fully briefed on your specific flight. Special meals, traveling with pets, preferred wines or newspapers, extra security, even a preferred route to see something on the way – just let us know.
  • And finally, we listen again. We talk with operators and our clients. On the very rare occasions that things don’t go as smoothly as they should we find out exactly why and go to great lengths to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

The Service

We broker entire capacity private charter flights for sole use of the client. This provides complete flexibility for the itinerary and routing to change at any time, before, during or even after departure. Essentially it becomes your aircraft to direct as you please (subject to safety and the captain’s decision of course). If any changes have a financial impact then you will be at liberty to manage this through us or if you prefer directly with the aircraft operators… the choice is always yours… on everything.

Aircraft » Commuter Turbo Props » ATR 72

Monday, June 1st, 2015

ATR 72 Private Charter AircraftATR 42 Private Charter Aircraft Interior


  • This development of the ATR 42 was devised to increase passenger capacity to 68. It has more powerful engines and a 10% increase in fuel load. It’s as successful as the 42 with over 400 being built to date.
  • This aircraft is aimed at short to medium haul European flights. For the charter passenger it is an ideal business vehicle for conferences, large meetings and corporate entertainment.

If you have any questions about this aircraft or to discuss your charter requirements please call a Flight Manager on +44 (0)1202 375 444 or click here and complete a flight quotation form.