New Yorkers torn between the exhaustion of driving North and the TSA hassle of flying West now have a plush new option for weekend warrior skiing.
Tradewind Aviation, the private jet and chartered flight company known for its seamless Carribbean service, now flies between Westchester County Airport in New York and Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Vermont. Tradewind will be the only carrier to offer scheduled flights directly to Stowe, offering the comfort and convenience of a private charter for the cost of a single seat. Travelers visiting from the New York metro area typically must succumb to a commercial flight to Burlington, Vermont, followed by a one-hour drive — at which point they might as well be sipping Moscow Mules in Park City.
Flights depart Westchester on Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and from Stowe on Sundays at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rates start at $350 plus tax per one-way flight and $250 when purchased in a commuter ticket book.
As with all Tradewind Aviation flights, the new route will offer the luxury and ease of a private charter, with reliable availability, no TSA security checkpoints at the airport, private gate entrance, exclusive FBO lounges, complimentary on-board snacks, drinks and checked baggage rolled into the cost of a single seat. Guests on Westchester/Stowe flights are invited to travel with ski equipment at no extra charge.
Launched in 2001 by brothers Eric and David Zipkin, Tradewind Aviation has led by the premise that every flight – and every passenger – deserves the highest quality aircraft, crew and service. The airline operates scheduled service from Westchester County Airport to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and now Boston and Stowe. It also flies throughout the Caribbean from Puerto Rico, St Thomas and Antigua to destinations including St. Barths, Anguilla and Nevis. In addition to regularly scheduled shuttle service, Tradewind Aviation operates on-demand charter service to virtually anywhere in the world.
Whatever the route, Tradewind Aviation maintains a strict policy of two pilots on every plane, underpinning its assurance that every flight receives the highest quality aircraft, crew and service.