NEW YORK — Halcyon Jets, Inc., a private jet charter broker, announced it will be arranging helicopter packages operating between New York City and eastern Long Island for travelers eager to avoid the traffic-snarled Long Island Expressway en route to the Hamptons exclusive beach vacation areas this Labor Day.
“Because of the speed and convenience they offer, a growing number of travelers are taking helicopters to Long Island’s summer playground for the rich and famous,” said Gregory Cohen, Founder of Halcyon Jets. “For our clients, time is more important than money. A helicopter flight arranged by Halcyon takes about 45 minutes from Manhattan to the East Hampton Airport. The same trip via car can take upwards of four hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic.”
The East Hampton Airport saw a 17.3 percent increase in 2007, or more than 1,000 additional helicopter takeoffs and landings over the previous year, according to the company.
Halcyon clients can choose to purchase helicopter packages through either the Southampton Flight Club Card or East Hampton Flight Club Card. Halcyon’s Southampton Flight Club Card, which costs $7,700 plus applicable fees, includes two one-way transfers from New York City to East Hampton or vice versa. An East Hampton Flight Club Card, which costs $22,500 plus applicable fees, includes six one-way transfers to be used at any time during the summer.
Hamptons trips arranged by Halcyon can accommodate up to four passengers on a Bell Jet Ranger, Long Ranger, Augusta or Eurocopter helicopter. Clients will depart and return from two helipad locations in New York City to a helipad location in East Hampton. Clients who purchase Flight Club Cards will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, strawberries, and a Halcyon Jets’ gift basket which includes Keihl’s UV Protective Suncare Sunscreen, a Lauren Ralph Lauren Reversible Bay Stripe Beach Towel, Origins Soothing Lip Balm 97% Certified Organic and a bottle of Evian Mineral Water Spray. Halcyon provides all of the essentials needed to complete your Hamptons escape!
Contact: 212.616.JETS or www.halcyonjets.com.