Tradewind Aviation has announced the official opening of its first Southeast U.S. aircraft base near Palm Beach, FL.
The new base hosts Tradewind’s fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft available for on-demand private travel needs throughout the surrounding Southeast area, as well as between the U.S. and the Bahamas. This milestone opening marks the latest development in Tradewind’s aggressive growth strategy for 2023 and beyond, building on several major initiatives including the recent purchase of 20 new Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft, the addition of a 50,000-square-foot hangar facility at Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as the upcoming launch of Tradewind’s first scheduled service route to Virgin Gorda in November.
Tradewind’s popular Goodspeed Card charter program will also be offered to the region as part of their Southeast hub’s launch, allowing guests to pay only for the time they fly an occupied rate pricing model, with no reposition fees.
Reflective of the continued rise in demand for personal, streamlined and private charter service in the region, the opening of Tradewind’s Southeast Florida hub serves to meet this gap in a key emerging national market, while further bolstering the airline’s presence in the area and ability to attract new clientele. The base will also prove a strong economic driver in and around the Palm Beach region, while broadening its recruitment opportunities for pilots, ground crew operations, and more—a crucial consideration as the aviation industry continues to face labor shortages.
For a limited time, fliers can enjoy a complimentary flight hour in the Southeast region when they join the Goodspeed program or receive a $1,000 credit on their first flight in the Southeast region.