NEW YORK -- Fly the Fast Lane with Tailwind Air. Experienced seaplane operator announces groundbreaking scheduled service, creating the fastest way between Manhattan and Boston. Travelers may now enjoy a nonstop, seaplane flight directly 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 start August 3, 2021.
"By offering nonstop, weekday flights at peak hours to and from Manhattan and Boston Harbor, we present exclusive time savings over all other modes of transportation, at a reasonable price premium," CEO and Founder of Tailwind Air, Alan Ram, explains. "Our [Tailwind] service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight."
"Seaplanes and waterway access fuel our exclusive service--a game changer for travelers between these cities," added Peter Manice, Director of Scheduled Operations, "no one else is doing this." Bypassing the congestion of Boston Logan International as the first to fly directly into Boston Harbor, Tailwind Air is a pioneer in regional urban mobility, while using long-proven technology.
Tailwind Air erases the hassle and expense of commuting to an airport and lengthy check-in, security, and boarding processes. "By cutting travel times 40%-60%, Tailwind Air's premium service reduces aggravation and opens up half-day business trips." Due to the eight-passenger capacity of the seaplanes, and small, efficient facilities, guests can arrive for check-in as little as ten minutes before departure.
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.