For the first time in over 30 years you can fly from New York to Stowe, Vermont. The flights will be operating out of Westchester County Airport. Flights begin November 24, 2015.
Official Press Release:
November 9, 2015 (Oxford, Connecticut) – Tradewind Aviation, operator of both scheduled shuttle service and on-demand private charter throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, will soon launch the first scheduled flight to Stowe, Vermont in over 30 years via their scheduled shuttle service. Operating between Westchester County Airport in New York and Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Vermont, the new route was created in conjunction with Stowe Aviation following their $27 million renovation program at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.
Tradewind will be the only carrier to offer scheduled flights directly to this wildly popular ski destination and its flights will offer 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, so this direct one-hour flight gives skiers more time to hit the slopes.
“As Stowe is undeniably one of the top ski destinations on the east coast, we’re thrilled to expand our scheduled shuttle service with the launch of this new Westchester/Stowe route. We’re proud to be the first aviation company in over 30 years to offer visitors a comfortable and convenient travel option to one of the best ski destinations on the east coast,” said Eric Zipkin, President of Tradewind Aviation. “Tradewind’s scheduled shuttle service between Westchester and Stowe will mean more time on the slopes and less time in traffic and at baggage check for many travelers this ski season.”
Added Russell Barr, CEO of Stowe Aviation: “We are delighted to welcome Tradewind to Stowe this winter and are in no doubt that their visionary Westchester-Stowe flights will be the first of many for them into the Northeast’s most popular four-season resort.”
The new route will begin just before Thanksgiving Weekend on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Service will continue with flights departing Westchester on Friday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and from Stowe on Sundays at3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Stowe residents traveling to the New York area for the weekend will have access to flights from Stowe to Westchester on Friday afternoons and to Stowe from Westchester on Sunday afternoons. 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.
About Tradewind Aviation
Tradewind Aviation, based in Oxford, CT with hubs in Westchester, NY and San Juan, Puerto Rico, provides its signature Shuttle Service to St Barths from San Juan, St Thomas and Antigua as well as to Anguilla and Nevis from San Juan. Private Charter flights are operated throughout the United States and the Caribbean in its modern fleet of Citation Jets and Pilatus PC-12s. Scheduled flights are also offered to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston and Stowe, Vermont from Westchester Airport. Tradewind was founded in 2001 on the premise that every flight deserves the highest quality aircraft, crew and service.
About Stowe Aviation
Stowe Aviation is a full service FBO (Fixed Base Operation) at KMVL – the gateway to the Stowe mountain region. With the recent completion of Stage One of the extensive airport redevelopment program, arriving flights now find a totally reconstructed runway, taxiways and new navigational lighting systems. With a highly-trained, professional and customer service-oriented staff, Stowe Aviation provides multiple top quality services to passengers, pilots and aircraft, including concierge services, ground transportation coordination, baggage handling and a clean, bright terminal building. Aircraft services include fueling, de-icing, maintenance, handling and heated hangar space. By facilitating improved air access, Stowe Aviation will help bring tremendous economic benefits and opportunities to the Stowe mountain region, and the timing could not be better.