Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter services in the greater New York area, and FXAir have launched an all-inclusive fixed-price 10-pack of helicopter trips to the Hamptons this summer. This guaranteed helicopter transfer service between New York City helipads and destinations in eastern Long Island's Hamptons will be operated by AAG, a sister company of FXAir within Directional Aviation's OneSky Flight family of private air travel providers.
Flights to the Hamptons will take off from New York City's Downtown Heliport, East 34th Street Heliport and West 30th Street Heliport. The Hamptons destinations include West Hampton, East Hampton, Montauk and Southampton (Dune Road).
“Long Island's notorious summer traffic is the biggest headache for those travelling to and from the Hamptons,” says FXAir president Gregg Slow. “The Hamptons 10-Pack enables them to fly over the traffic, should they need a quick hop departing a few blocks from their home or place of work in the city, or are transferring from an FXAir-procured jet to an Associated Aircraft Group Sikorsky helicopter. The Hamptons 10-Pack is the cure for the common traffic jam, giving families and busy workers more time on the beach and less time sitting in more than 100 miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic.”
Among the features of the Hamptons 10-Pack: one-way travel time typically is 35 minutes in the air, depending on the destination, versus a car trip that can take up to four hours each way on the days surrounding summer weekends; AAG is known as the premier operator of helicopter service in the region. It will operate the Hamptons 10-Pack service, originating from primary New York City helipads, with its fleet of luxurious, twin-engine Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. The leading executive helicopter on the market, the S-76 seats six with a crew of two pilots; FXAir will guarantee availability for the Hamptons 10-Pack with 48 hours' notice; requests within 48 hours prior to departure time will be as available and via all efforts to provide service; the Hamptons 10-Pack is not a seat-sharing programme and ensures privacy, safety and security by limiting seating on each trip to members of the same party; the service is available to all FXAir members. FXAir members flying in from out of town can have transfer arrangements made between their arrival airport and the nearest helipad. Ground transportation arrangements can be made for New York-area members.
FXAir has partnered with 4Air, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation, to offset the emissions of carbon and other pollutants associated with climate change for all helicopter travel under the Hamptons 10-Pack.
Under the partnership, FXAir will purchase carbon credits through 4Air that will offset the pollutants emitted by Hamptons 10-Pack fights. The credits will fund real-world projects that reduce carbon emissions globally, including renewable energy, the enhancement of carbon-absorbing forests and projects that provide long-term social, community and economic development. The carbon offsets will be purchased at no cost to clients.
“Many of our clients have a strong commitment to fostering sustainability in their own lives, and our partnership with 4Air allows them to act on that commitment in their travels this summer,” says Slow. “They can enjoy the convenience and efficiency of flying to the Hamptons knowing that the climate change impacts of their flights are completely offset.
“As more businesses, individuals and families chose to fly privately, during the pandemic, we saw a need to take the unpredictable mentality out of on-demand private air charter to retain those new entrants to our industry and offer the most venerable charter customers the on-demand private air travel solution they deserve,” said Slow. “FXAir's premium charter on-demand has been wildly appealing to individuals and businesses that appreciate the on-demand charter model for the flexibility it affords them, but also desire access to a consistent network of premium aircraft, service and safety that can often be lacking across the fragmented charter market.”