David Zipkin, Co-Founder and Vice President of Tradewind Aviation, a premium operator of both private charter and shared charter flights, was telling our travel editors about his new program for frequent charter flyers. Available now for purchase, ‘Goodspeed,’ is a new pre-purchase flight card offering pricing, simplicity and competitive rates across the Tradewind-operated fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
This is fabulous for business travelers hopping from one meeting to the next, leisure travelers headed for vacation homes or weekend getaways, and families with children participating in traveling sports leagues.
One flat rate includes flight time and all airport fees for any routing within Tradewind’s service regions in the Northeast U.S. and Caribbean. We love that the Goodspeed card is 20% to 30% less than similar charter programs and without the initiation and membership fees that other operators charge. Cardholders only pay for the time they fly, including no empty leg charges or fees and no peak day surcharges or blackout dates.“Simplifying air travel has always been a part of our DNA,” said David Zipkin, “With the Goodspeed program, we’re able to take a unique approach on private air charter service and offer our loyal clients something different at the most attractive fare.”
As part of the Goodspeed program, cardholders will have access to the airline’s modern fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, known for their reliability, performance and comfort. Tradewind Aviation is proud to maintain the largest fleet of on-demand Pilatus PC-12 charter aircraft in the Americas, including three newly acquired Pilatus bringing the operator’s fleet to 23 total aircraft (20 Pilatus PC-12’s and three Citation CJ3 jets). Cardholders can also look forward to the same luxury and ease enjoyed by all Tradewind customers, including no TSA security checks at the airport, private gate entrance, exclusive FBO lounges, and complimentary on-board snacks and drinks.
Additional cardholder perks include a discount of 10% on all Tradewind scheduled shuttle routes and 5% on Tradewind Citation Jet charters throughout North America. Shuttle routes include Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and throughout the Caribbean including St. Barths, Anguilla, San Juan, Antigua and St. Thomas. Tradewind Aviation.
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