Tradewind adds HPN to Newport by-the-seat private flights from $145

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Tradewind Aviation is launching by-the-seat private flights from Westchester County Airport to Newport State Airport beginning July 2

Tradewind Aviation is cutting the four-to-five-hour drive between Westchester County and Newport, Rhode Island to 40-minutes in the air. Beginning July 2, it will offer by-the-seat flights using private jet terminals aboard its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s. According to its website, tickets are priced from $145 each way.

As the market doubles, Embraer adds semi-private jet ERJ 145 conversion

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With by-the-seat scheduled private jet services expanding, Embraer is offering aftermarket conversions for 16 to 28 seat configurations

As JSX and Aero expand in the Western U.S. using converted Embraer regional jets, the Brazilian manufacturer paves the way for more similar options. The new conversion will be possible through a supplemental type certificate (STC), currently under development by Embraer, and all ERJ 145 are eligible to be converted to a semi-private aircraft. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons adds Guide to Shared Private Jet Services

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Shared private jet flights you can purchase by-the-seat are now covered in a new guide exclusively for subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons

JetSmarter is gone, but the concept of sharing a private jet is finally taking off. By-the-seat and jet sharing private jet services are expanding as more consumers seek to avoid large airport terminals and big airplanes. A dozen providers now offer a network of by-the-seat and crowd-funding private jet services covering the U.S. and beyond. For the first time, Private Jet Card Comparisons has cataloged these services and options, giving subscribers an exclusive Guide to Shared Private Jet Services.

Wheels Up, Jet Linx, and XO: Comparing the private jet sharing options

Shared private jet charters offer big savings. Are they ready to take off? An in-depth comparison of the three major shared flight providers.

Jet Linx says last year it flew 40,000 empty seats; XO says it has sold over 160,000 single seats on shared flights

Sharing half of your flights between New York and South Florida during the winter could save as much as $75,000

Restrictions in jet sharing may mean it’s not right for you

Can you fly for the same price as first-class with the airlines?

Everyone wants to fly privately, says Kenny Dichter, the CEO and co-founder of Wheels Up. And the idea is the cheaper it is to fly privately, the more people who will do it. Dichter says that was his idea using the eight-seat King Air 350i to “democratize” short flight.

In the world of chartering your entire aircraft, he cut the price for a one-hour flight for eight people to around $5,000 compared to a cost of $8,000 to $10,000 for the same trip on a jet. His argument was that there was a minimal time penalty since landings and takeoffs are not at full speed, and often as you get near to your destination airport, airplanes are slowed down to similar speeds.

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