Tradewind Aviation adds PC-12s, mulls expansion

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Tradewind Aviation is adding two more Pilatus PC-12s and looking to expand

Connecticut-based Tradewind Aviation is continuing its steady growth adding two more Pilatus PC-12 turboprops.

Tradewind Aviation scores Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Win

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By-the-seat Pilatus PC-12 charter operator Tradewind Aviation has notched a place on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best U.S. airlines

Tradewind Aviation has notched a win against the big airlines. The Connecticut-based operator of Pilatus PC-12s and Citation CJ3s was rated fifth on this year’s Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice list of best U.S. airlines.

Private jet companies large and small have big fleet growth plans

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Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets

Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.

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.

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