Tradewind Aviation

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Tradewind Aviation
Tradewind Aviation Logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #TWYA123K[1]
Secondary hubs
Fleet size25
HeadquartersOxford, Connecticut
Key peopleEric Zipkin (President), David Zipkin (Vice President)

Tradewind Aviation, LLC, doing business as Tradewind Aviation and Tradewind Shuttle, is an American airline headquartered at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford, Connecticut,[2] United States. Tradewind Aviation provides shared charter in the Northeast and the Caribbean, as well as aircraft management services. The air charter company is best known for its Westchester-to-Nantucket summer ticket books, and its Puerto Rico-to-St. Barths shuttle.


Founded in 2001, Tradewind Aviation commenced operations utilizing a single Cessna Caravan. Charter service expanded throughout America and the Caribbean, spanning eleven cities. To provide the highest quality service, each domestic Tradewind Shuttle flight within the United States departs and arrives at an FBO.

Caribbean network flights operate from normal terminals. Tradewind offers premium service at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan with a semi-private lounge area while customers await their trips to the high-end Caribbean destinations served by Tradewind. Tradewind operates year-round service to Gustaf III Airport in St. Barthelemy, providing the only year round, nonstop scheduled service between this ultra luxe French territory and the United States, which it has operated since 2006.

In June 2019, Tradewind launched a jet card, called "Goodspeed." The program offers fixed, one-way rates on its PC-12 fleet in two service areas, 300 nautical miles from Westchester County Airport in New York and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in the Caribbean. Jet cards are offered in 10, 20 and 40-hour denominations.[3]


Tradewind Aviation operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:

Tradewind Aviation Cessna CJ3

Northeast US[edit]



One of Tradewind Aviation's Pilatus PC-12s in St. Barths

As of November 2020 Tradewind's fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Tradewind Aviation fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders
Cessna Citation CJ3 4 0
Pilatus PC-12 21 0

In the past, Tradewind has also operated Cessna 208B Grand Caravans.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ DEWAN, SHAILA (February 4, 2010). "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas". New York Times. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ Private Jet Card Comparisons
  4. ^ "Tradewind Aviation increases airlift between San Juan, St. Barts". Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  5. ^ Coward, S. "Tradewind Aviation Begins Daily Scheduled Flights Between St Barths & Antigua". Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Tradewind Aviation's San Juan/Anguilla route welcomed". Anguilla News. November 5, 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2014.

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