Goodspeed, a new quarterly airlines magazine, launched August 13 on Tradewind Aviation, a boutique airline. The magazine is placed on the seat of every flight; its current circulation is 52,000.
Tradewind Aviation flies 15,000 flights a year from its base at the Westchester County Airport in New York and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.
Veteran travel writer Meg Nolan, who previously worked at Vanity Fair, Town & Country and Travel + Leisure Golf, edits Goodspeed. The first issue features six sections, all with plane-oriented names, such as “The Hanger,” “Flight Plan” and “Control Tower.” The pub covers news, features, retreats, interviews and food.
“We hope to entertain our readers and ensure they land informed and up-to-date,” she says.
Initial advertisers in the magazine included WIMCO Villas, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Spruce Peak at Stowe, Vineyard Vines and The Nantucket Project.
The family-owned airline, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, services six Caribbean destinations from its San Juan hub: St. Thomas, St. Barth, Anguilla, Antigua and Nevis. The company also services Stowe, Vermont, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Westchester.
Tradewind Aviation president Eric Zipkin named the magazine for Goodspeed Airport on the shores of the Connecticut River. He worked there as a seaplane flight instructor, long before his dream took off.
The Tradewind caters to upscale flyers. Both business and leisure travelers are provided shuttle service on private jets with single-leg tickets starting at $295. It also provides private-charter service beginning with a $50,000 deposit.
Ziplin stated the magazine is one “our guests will appreciate as we make ‘goodspeed’ toward their destinations.”