Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tradewind Aviation Lands in South Florida

Let’s not spend more time in the airports than we do in the air. 

Because in a world of doorstep deliveries, innovative technologies and non-stop assistance at our fingertips, it just makes sense to travel a little bit easier for those who can make it happen.

Tradewind Aviation, the leading regional operator of first-class private charter service to the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean, has recently set up shop in in the Palm Beaches to help travelers get to the islands and all areas of the southeast U.S. efficiently, conveniently and in comfort.

“When people think about private aviation, they think of jets, they think of going to long-distance destinations like Aspen from Florida or New York. We chose to specialize in really an underserved portion of the private aviation space which is solving the problem for shorter distance flying,” says David Zipkin, co-founder and chief commercial officer.

A view from the sky onboard Tradewind Aviation

This winter, North Eleuthera will be added to Tradewind Aviation’s list of scheduled destinations from Palm Beach International Airport’s private aviation space. The airline already has scheduled routes from Palm Beach to St. Barths, Antigua, Anguilla, Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas and San Juan. In the Northeast, Tradewind has regularly scheduled routes to and from New York, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

“Moving into and opening a base in South Florida has been on the list for a very long time and we’re just happy that we now have the infrastructure and capability to do it properly. We brought six aircraft down in September and we’ll continue to add to that mix as things grow,” says Zipkin.

Tradewind’s Southeast private charter and scheduled flights are operated in their Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 turbine-powered aircraft, flown by two pilots with air-conditioning, a pressurized cabin, luggage space and complimentary snacks, refreshments, wine and beer.

“One of my favorite long-term clients calls Tradewind her magic carpet ride. Show up and you’re there,” says Zipkin. 

Zipkin and his brother, Eric, founded the company in 2001, turning their passion for flying into a leading regional private airline. For the past three years, Tradewind has been named in the Top 5 Best Airlines in the United States and now sits at number three on the list of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. For more information or to book any Tradewind Aviation flight, visit or call 203-267-3305.

Travel along with Paige and Tradewind’s co-founder David Zipkin and team from PBI to North Eleuthera in the travel section of and on Instagram @PaigeKornblueMedia 

Paige Kornblue
Paige Kornblue
ESPN Boca Raton Bowl's Paige Kornblue is an award-winning journalist and media/event specialist, Boca magazine contributor, The Paige Kornblue Show podcast host and former TV News anchor/reporter. Paige founded Paige Kornblue Media and The Paige Kornblue Show to feature everything from interesting people to premium products and fascinating places to the gems that make our communities special. She also now has her hands in all facets of the Boca Raton Bowl, one of 17 college football bowl games owned and operated by ESPN via its events division, ESPN Events. In her nearly two decades anchoring and reporting for top-rated television stations across America, Paige covered countless stories and interviewed numerous world leaders while at WPTV (NBC 5) in South Florida, WMUR Channel 9 in New England and FOX 29 in Louisiana to include special live reports for CNN and The Weather Channel. Some of her most memorable stories include exclusive interviews with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator John McCain, Barbara Walters, Emmitt Smith, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. PK is a proud Boca Raton native who grew up loving Boca magazine and all that comes with the fabulous city of Boca Raton! You can often find her on stage assisting charities as event emcee and moderator, on the courts working to improve her tennis game and always on momma time enjoying each moment with her three young kiddos! Follow PK on Instagram @PaigeKornblueMedia and at

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