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Seaplane operator Tailwind Air has announced a new nonstop, seaplane flight directly from Manhattan‘s New York Skyport on East 23rd Street to Boston Harbor, where a dedicated, seven-minute water taxi will transfer clients to the South Boston waterfront. Flights will take approximately 75 minutes and start August 3, 2021.
“Our [Tailwind] service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight,” says CEO and Founder of Tailwind Air, Alan Ram. “By cutting travel times 40 percent to 60 percent, 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 10 minutes before departure.
A complete schedule for all flights operated by Tailwind Air, including the Boston Harbor-Manhattan flights, can be found at flytailwind.com. Tickets can be purchased on the website, by phone, and through local and online travel agencies via a codeshare partnership with Southern Airways.
For travel advisors interested in partnerships, Tailwind Air offers commisons. Tailwind Air also offers discounted prepaid commuter books of 10, 20, and 50 tickets for passengers, which can be shared with colleagues, friends and family that save 35 percent or more off last-minute fares. Corporate rates are also available. To learn more, contact [email protected].
Tailwind Air’s fleet consists of Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibians and currently flies to and from Manhattan, Montauk, Easthampton and Shelter Island on a regular schedule. Recently, Tailwind announced weekday commuter flights to Bridgeport, CT.
One-way fares start at $395 from Manhattan to Boston Harbor. Passengers can save an additional 10 percent with promo code NYSBNH by booking directly on flytailwind.com from now until August 30, 2021. Tailwind Air does not charge change fees. Prices include all taxes, carrier charges, and government fees. Fare rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Tailwind Air is dog friendly, although important restrictions apply. A standard sized rolling bag up to 20 pounds is included. Optional excess baggage fees and additional restrictions may apply. To book a flight or for more details on optional services and baggage fees, visit the website.
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.
In accordance with the recommended safety-precautions to protect against COVID-19, Tailwind Air requires masks for all staff and passengers while flying. Further precautions include deep cleaning lounges and aircrafts, reducing the number of interactions common in larger airports and airplanes and operating with an eight-passenger flight capacity.