Tradewind Aviation (TJ, Oxford, CT) is expanding to the US Southeast with the opening on September 15 of a new aircraft base near West Palm Beach International in Florida, marking the latest milestone in the private charter specialist's aggressive growth strategy for 2023 and beyond.

The new base will host Tradewind's growing fleet of PC-12s for private charters throughout the surrounding Southeast region and between the US and The Bahamas, the company said in a statement.

It follows the recent purchase of 20 new Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft; the addition of a 4,645 square metre facility at Poughkeepsie, New York; and the launch of Tradewind's first scheduled service route to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in November.

The company said the development reflects the increasing demand for private charter services in the region, strengthens Tradewind's presence, and contributes to the local economy. It also enhances recruitment opportunities in the aviation industry.

"As we continue to further elevate the Tradewind offering and expand to new destinations, our new Southeast Florida base is a major advantage to ensuring the success of our operation, and plans for future growth," commented co-founder and CEO, Eric Zipkin.

Tradewind Aviation has been operating in the US Northeast for more than 22 years and 18 years in the Caribbean.