(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – Seaplane operator Tailwind Air launched its New York City to Washington, D.C. route last week. The company invited ten passengers, comprised of employees, press, and celebrities, including former NFL player Vernon Davis to embark on the inaugural flight.
Tailwind Air was founded in 2012 and before this latest route, the seaplane operator began offering flights from Boston Harbor in Massachusetts to Manhattan.
CEO Alan Ram says he created Tailwind after recognizing his lost time by taking traditional means of transportation.
“I have driven, I have taken the train, I have flown the airline. I’ve done everything up and down every which way. And I always thought there has to be something more efficient than this.”
The history-making flight boarded at around 9:00 am from the New York Skyports Seaplane Base in Lower Manhattan for a 9:15 am departure. With eight passenger seats and two pilot seats, the ten-passenger Caravan EX seaplane lifted off from the East River into the sky and, after about ninety minutes, landed safely at Dulles International Airport.
“We love to cater to your needs, and you’re going to go from point A to point B in two hours at most. And I’m talking about from door to door, wherever you have to go.” Gabriela Salas, Director of Sales & Marketing told The Click.
Fares for the route range from $395 to $795 one way and will run until December 21, 2022, and return next Spring.