Tailwind Air Seaplane Flights To Connect New York And Boston

Credit: Tailwind Air

Seaplane operator Tailwind Air said it will begin a scheduled service connecting New York and Boston on Aug. 3.

Tailwind will offer nonstop weekday flights from the New York Skyport (NYS) seaplane terminal on East 23rd Street in Manhattan to Boston Harbor (BNH), where a dedicated, 7-min. water taxi ride is expected to transfer passengers to the South Boston waterfront. The company will fly the 75-min. route using eight-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibians.

“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,” said Tailwind Air founder and CEO Alan Ram. “Our service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight.”

Tailwind has scheduled daily flights to NYS from BNH at 7 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 2:10 p.m. (effective Aug. 21) and 5:20 p.m. Daily NYS-BNH flights are scheduled to depart at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (effective Aug. 21), 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. (effective Aug. 21). The company is advertising one-way fares to Boston from Manhattan starting at $395. A full schedule of Tailwind flights can be found at flytailwind.com.

Founded in 2012, Tailwind Air is a Part 135 charter and managed-fleet operator with bases at Westchester County Airport in New York state and Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It has a codeshare agreement with regional carrier Southern Airways, based in Palm Beach, Florida.

Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.


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It's a grand idea, long overdue, and the price is right; that's a great airplane also.
Weather may be a factor making a landing into Logan on ILS, imperative, sometimes.
You all understand!