Republic Jet Center, a fast-growing aviation campus at Republic airport, and Prime Jet, have announced their new travel and pricing solution – New York Express service – from Farmingdale. The service aims to solve one of the largest pain points of private aviation: access to New York City. Prime Jet is now offering customers who charter one of its Gulfstream aircraft into or out of Republic Jet Center at Republic a private six-passenger Sikorsky S-76 helicopter transfer to or from downtown Manhattan for $1,900. As an alternative, the programme can save clients $500 cash and provide a complimentary luxury SUV transfer.
Prime Jet CEO Cheryl Janke explains: “Our customers primarily choose to fly private to save time and for its convenience. With that, we are thrilled to team up with Republic Jet Center to offer this luxury service experience and value proposition. It's highly frustrating for passengers to not know what kind of ATC delays both inbound and outbound they are going to face when travelling into highly congested airports like Teterboro, New Jersey. This is an opportunity to provide an option to take away the stress of those unknowns for passengers. In addition, we also have an opportunity to provide our customers a cost saving.”
The Sikorsky S-76 is a dual pilot, twin turbine engine, six to eight passenger executive luxury helicopter that will fly passengers to one of three downtown Manhattan heliports in 14 minutes from the Republic Jet Center at FRG airport.
“Working with Cheryl and her team at Prime Jet is incredibly exciting. At Republic Jet Center, we pride ourselves on a luxury brand service experience and know that helicopters are a fabulous business tool just like private jets. The accessibility of helicopters in New York City is a real game changer for passengers looking for a stress-free solution to navigating the typical New York airport congestion and higher costs. Partnering with Prime Jet to share this innovative charter solution is going to meet a tangible need in the industry,” comments Republic president Jeremy Epperson.
The Republic Jet Center aviation campus is currently comprised of two private FBO terminals complete with services and amenities, with approximately 100,000 sq ft of hangar and office space. Its growth trajectory has been spurred, it says, by private jet operators and travellers who want to avoid other New York airports that have unpredictable and congested air space, as well as higher fuel, hangar and operating costs.