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Tailwind Air to launch Boston Harbor to Manhattan flights

Tailwind Air has announced the first-ever airline service from Manhattan’s New York Skyport (IATA code: NYS) on East 23rd Street to Boston Harbor (IATA Code: BNH), where a dedicated, seven-minute water taxi will transfer clients to the South Boston waterfront. Flights are approximately seventy-five minutes and will start on August 3, 2021.

While Tailwind Air’s seaplane fleet is young, less than five-years on average, seaplane travel certainly is not. The Manhattan Skyport opened in 1936, hosting popular seaplane travel for decades. For nearly 100 years, seaplane operations have been part of the core transportation landscape of maritime cities such as Seattle, Miami, and Vancouver. “By reconnecting Boston and New York City via seaplane, we more closely unite two urban cores.”

Tailwind Air’s fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX amphibians is piloted by experienced and highly qualified captains. Tailwind Air currently flies to and from Manhattan, Montauk, Easthampton, and Shelter Island on a regular schedule. Last week, Tailwind announced weekday commuter flights to Bridgeport, CT.

The daily weekday route from Boston Harbor (BNH) to Manhattan (NYS) running through November includes:

Depart: 07:00am         Arrives:           08:25am (eff Aug 21, 2021)

10:05am                                  11:30am

2:10pm                                    3:35pm (eff Aug 21, 2021)

5:20pm                                    6:45pm

Daily Manhattan (NYS) to Boston Harbor (BNH)

Depart:          08:00am                  Arrive:    09:25am

09:30am                                  10:55am (Eff Aug 21, 2021)

2:30pm                                    3:55pm

4:45pm                                    6:05pm (Eff. Aug 21, 2021)

One-way fares start at $395 from Manhattan to Boston Harbor.

Tailwind Air plans to add additional route offerings in 2022, as well as to advance electric seaplane technology and explore innovations in urban air mobility.

 

Tailwind Air announces new route between Bridgeport, CT and Manhattan

Tailwind Air announces new daily nonstop weekday service for summer and fall travel between Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR) and Manhattan’s Skyport (NYS) seaplane terminal, located at the Lower East River in New York City at the foot of E 23rd Street. The service is designed for peak rush hour travel for Bridgeport area residents as an alternative to car services, driving, and the train. To celebrate, Tailwind Air is offering one-way fares as low as $135. Service starts July, 29th, 2021.

Cessna Grand Caravan amphibian mid-take off from water runway.

The daily route from Bridgeport (BDR) to Manhattan (NYS) includes:

Depart: 7:30 AM Arrive: 7:55 AM Flight Number: TW 1219

Daily Manhattan (NYS) to Bridgeport (BDR):

Depart: 7:05 PM Arrive: 7:30 PM Flight Number: TW 1218

Cessna Grand Caravan amphibian wheels-down and parked at airport in Westchester, NY.
Cessna Grand Caravan amphibian wheels-down and parked at airport in Westchester, NY.

The Bridgeport Airport (BDR) and New York Skyport (NYS) flights, as well as a complete schedule for all flights operated by Tailwind Air, can be found at flytailwind.com.

Other scheduled flight locations include:

East Hampton: 200 Daniels Hole Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Boston Harbor: 50 Liberty Dr, Boston, MA 02210

Shelter Island: 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

Montauk: 428 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

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

Tailwind Air Service Logo

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

Images: Tailwind Air Service.

Tailwind 5.2014 Route Map