Posted on: 20 May 2014 by Mark Howells
Tailwind Air Service has announced the launch of a new weekday seaplane service between Manhattan's East River at 23rd Street in New York, Boston Logan and Washington Dulles.
Flights will depart Manhattan in the mornings, offering same-day returns from Boston and Washington in the evenings.
Tailwind stresses that this is a new route and is not serviced by any existing seaplane operator. The operator’s Cessna Caravan Amphibians will ultimately land in the downtown waterfronts in both Boston and Washington, DC, but in early stages the flights will land at private terminals in the two cities.
Tailwind, a new venture whose flights are operated by Lima NY Corp, has aligned with Fly The Whale, an established seaplane and private charter operator most popular for its weekend shuttles to the Hamptons and Nantucket. The two companies will utilise each other's aircraft for increased and efficient service.
Flight time between 23rd Street and Boston Logan or Washington Dulles is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Passengers only need to arrive at 23rd Street and the private terminals at Logan and Dulles 20 minutes prior to take-off, taking hours off the normal air commute.