Port Authority Downtown Manhattan / Wall Street Heliport, NY
The Wall St. Heliport is a public heliport located about 3 miles from Downtown New York and is one of the most frequently used heliports in New York City and spreads over 2 acres of land. Over 10,000 yearly aircraft operations are completed at this Heliport, with 90% used for general flight and just 10% being used for military personnel.
- Run By: The Wall Street Heliport is run by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
- History: Though not the first NYC heliport to be built, the Downtown Manhattan Heliport was the first in the country ever to have a formal schedule for passenger helicopter travel. This made helicopter usage much more common amongst American civilians. From the time it was built in 1960 to help support air traffic coming and going from the West 30th Street heliport, throughout the '60s and '70s, New York Airways served as an air shuttle service from the Downtown Manhattan heliport to the airports throughout NYC. Shuttling was put to a stop in the 1980s and resumed again in 2006. For three years there were also scheduled passenger flights to and from JFK Airport. These one-hour flights were indefinitely closed in 2009.
- Services: The Downtown NYC Heliport offers aviation services to and from various New York airports such as Newark Airport, Morristown Municipal Airport and Teterboro Airport.
- Used By: The majority of passengers frequenting the Port Authority Downtown Manhattan Heliport are business travelers and VIP fliers, such as the President of the United States for each NY trip. Business executives from the Financial District of New York often travel through the heliport as well, to and from Wall Street. Helicopter tours are available to the public as well.