Republic Jet Center and Prime Jet have announced a new helicopter shuttle service to New York from Farmingdale.
The service promises to solve one of the largest pain points of private aviation – access to New York City.
Prime Jet is offering customers packages allowing them to fly their New York City Gulfstream Charters with Prime Jet into or out of Republic Jet Center at Republic Airport. They will then include a private six passenger Sikorsky S-76 helicopter transfer from/to downtown Manhattan.
Cheryl Janke, CEO of Prime Jet said, “Our customers primarily choose to fly private to save time and for its convenience. With that, we are thrilled to team up with Republic Jet Center to offer this extraordinary luxury service experience and value proposition.
“It’s highly frustrating for passengers to not know what kind of ATC delays both inbound and outbound they are going to face when traveling into highly congested airports like Teterboro, New Jersey.
“This is an opportunity to provide an option to take away the stress of those unknowns for passengers. In addition, we also have an opportunity to provide our customers a cost savings.”
The Sikorsky S-76 is a dual pilot, twin turbine engine, six to eight passenger executive luxury helicopter that will fly customers to one of three downtown Manhattan heliports in just 14 minutes from the Republic Jet Center at FRG airport.
“Working with Cheryl and her team at Prime Jet is incredibly exciting. At Republic Jet Center, we pride ourselves on a luxury brand service experience and know that helicopters are a fabulous business tool just like private jets. The accessibility of helicopters in New York City is a real game changer for passengers looking for a stress-free solution to navigating the typical New York airport congestion and higher costs. Partnering with Prime Jet to share this innovative charter solution is going to meet a tangible need in the industry.” said Jeremy Epperson, president of Republic Jet Center.
The Republic Jet Center aviation campus is currently comprised of two private FBO terminals complete with services and amenities, with approximately 100,000 square foot of hangar and office space.