Tailwind Air Service plans to launch Cessna Caravan seaplane flights from Manhattan this summer to Boston and Washington

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Tailwind Air Service (New York) has announced is launching passenger flights this summer, offering weekday seaplane service between Manhattan’s East River at 23rd Street, Boston Logan and Washington Dulles. Flights will depart Manhattan in the mornings, offering same-day returns from Boston and DC in the evenings.

Tailwinds’ seaplanes will ultimately land in the downtown waterfronts in both Boston and Washington, D.C., but in early stages the flights will land at private terminals in Boston (Logan) and Washington (Dulles).

Tailwind, a new venture, 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 utilize each other’s aircraft for increased and efficient service.

Flight times 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, shaving hours off the normal air commute. Single tickets will range from $450-$650 each way.

The carrier defines its operations as:

“Tailwind is a FAA Certified Air Carrier operating amphibious Cessna Caravans in the Northeast United States. We operate shared charter flights between major cities and are also available for charter to countless destinations. All Tailwind flights are operated by Lima NY Corp., FAA Certificate No. L87A495L.”

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at this new airline: CLICK HERE

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