Travellers from the New York metropolitan area can now access Newport with ease via a new shared charter shuttle service from Tradewind Aviation, an operator of charter flights throughout the US and Caribbean.
This summer, flight services 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 10 minutes from downtown Newport. Flights from New York will depart from the Million Air Private Jet terminal, with complimentary valet service and 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 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, with complimentary refreshments, snacks, and the latest issue of Goodspeed, the airline's inflight magazine. Flight time in either direction is approximately 35 minutes, and rates will start from $245 plus tax each way.
Known for developing the shared charter concept in 2002 with a service to Nantucket and subsequently to other leisure destinations such as Martha's Vineyard and Stowe as well as to St. Barths and Anguilla in the Caribbean, Tradewind Aviation's introduction of a new dedicated route to Newport capitalises on the increasing buzz that the destination has seen over recent years. With a host of new hotels, maritime activities, stunning natural landscape, year-round festivals and culinary attractions, Newport has something for everyone.
“We are thrilled to launch new flights to one of New England's most iconic towns,” says David Zipkin, co-owner and vice president at Tradewind Aviation. “Newport has been an increasingly popular private charter destination for Tradewind, so the time is right to launch our signature shared charter service. Our unique fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft is perfectly suited for the relatively small runway at Newport which allows our guests to beat the traffic and arrive in style directly into Newport.”