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CharterMatrix wants to sell empty-leg trips

 - September 25, 2007, 10:26 AM

Melbourne, Fla.-based CharterMatrix has targeted the empty-leg market with the launch of its updated Web site, which includes a map-search function, request board and interaction with the flight planning Web site FlightOps1.com.

The color-coded map-search function of CharterMatrix.com allows users to select a region and view all empty-leg charter flights available in the selected area.

Users can also post bids for flights and request specific empty-leg flight destinations using the request board. The map-search function and request board assist customers in finding a flight that is best suited to their needs, the company said.
Operators list their scheduled flights using FlightOps1.com, which then automatically posts the empty-leg portion of the flight on CharterMatrix.com.

The Web sites communicate in real-time, ensuring that the flight information is correct and up to date, the company said.

“By creating a simple process with FlightOps1.com, it allows charter operators to focus their time and energy on other areas of their business while CharterMatrix.com works for them in listing their empty legs for purchase,” said CharterMatrix president and CEO Terry Cooper. “CharterMatrix.com also provides buyers with an easy-to-use tool that simplifies finding and purchasing empty-leg travel.”