Geneva, Switzerland-based private jet broker Climate JetClub is rolling out a map-based empty legs app that it hopes will provide a more sustainable approach to what otherwise could be passenger-less flights. Climate JetClub said it was inspired to develop an empty legs marketplace because those flights can contribute to the negative public perception of business aviation’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, empty legs are usually offered at a discounted price, it added.
The app makes it possible for passengers to more easily locate and book on what would have been empty legs, the company said. Users can see flights in real-time on a live map and interact with others by posting content.
While the app is only available to Android users for now, an iOS application is in the works, and users of either can access the data via the company’s website. Climate JetClub anticipates the release of a version 2.0 app later this year that will also offer the ability to buy virtual advertising space near airports or landmarks and will make it possible to buy flights as a group.