Tradewind Aviation, an operator of scheduled shuttle and chartered flights throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, added a new hub at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts along with three new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to its fleet.
The new additions come at a busy time for the independent boutique airline, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year: In 2016 Tradewind Aviation joined Virtuoso and opened new routes from its base at Westchester County Airport in New York to Stowe, Vermont, and Boston, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts
With the acquisition of the new Pilatus PC-12s, Tradewind Aviation now operates 21 aircraft, including 18 Pilatus PC-12 turboprops and three Citation CJ3 business jets—all of which are available for both shuttle and private charter service.
PC-12 have eight seats and a pressurized cabin, making it a good choice for short-to-medium range flights and hard-to-reach destinations. The PC-12's are notable for their ability to land at smaller airports, placing passengers in closer proximity to their destinations such as East Hampton, Montauk, Upstate New York, Boston, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
One of Tradewind Aviation's new PC-12s is based at the new hub at Hanscom Field, an airport operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority, located 30 minutes outside Boston.
As with all Tradewind Aviation flights, passengers boarding at Hanscom Field will be able to skip TSA security checkpoints at the airport, and will have private entrances, exclusive FBO lounges, ans complimentary on-board snacks and drinks.