Tradewind Aviation, an operator of both scheduled shuttle service and on-demand private charter flights throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, has announced the launch of new scheduled shared charter service from the New York metropolitan area to Newport, RI. The service start July 2, 2021, operating on peak travel days through the fall. This new route allows for travelers from the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas to fly to Newport in just 35 minutes.
The flight service from New York to Newport will be available Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays between Westchester County Airport and Newport State Airport in Middletown, Rhode Island, which is just 10 minutes from downtown Newport. Flights from New York will depart from the Million Air Private Jet terminal with streamlined security ensuring that guests can arrive just 30 minutes before flight time.
Guests can also look forward to flying in style and comfort in Tradewind Aviation’s fleet of modern Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, with complimentary refreshments and snacks, onboard.
Tradewind originally developed the shared charter concept in 2002 with service to Nantucket, and subsequently to other leisure destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard and Stowe, as well as to St. Barth’s and Anguilla in the Caribbean. Its introduction of a new dedicated route to Newport capitalizes not only on the increasing buzz the destination has seen over recent years, but also on the reinvigoration of travel expected for the remainder of 2021 ahead. Travelers to the destination can expect a host of new hotels, maritime activities, stunning natural landscapes, festivals, culinary attractions and more.
David Zipkin, co-founder and vice president at Tradewind Aviation, said in a press statement that “Newport had been an increasingly popular destination for Tradewind prior to the pandemic, and we believe that will continue as our guests seek destinations to explore and enjoy as they begin traveling again.”