Ferry Flight

Updated: 2019-08-15.

In airline parlance, a ferry flight refers to the delivery of an aircraft to a specific destination, usually without paying passengers aboard. Ferry flights are often known as positioning flights or repositioning flights, because they re-position the aircraft to meet the airline’s needs.

Common reasons for ferry flights include aircraft maintenance, route disruption, and delivering a new aircraft (sometimes referred to as a “green aircraft“).

Synonyms:
Positioning Flight, Repositioning Flight
Categories: Air Travel Terms
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