Floatplane Operator Tailwind Air Launches NYC-Boston Harbor Service
New York-based floatplane operator Tailwind Air has launched scheduled service between New York City and Boston Harbor. Running through November, the weekday schedule calls for its float-equipped Cessna Grand Caravan EXs to make four daily departures from both locations.
The cost for the 75-minute flight on its eight-passenger turboprop singles, which fly from the New York Skyport at East 23rd Street in downtown Manhattan and from a floating dock near Boston Logan Airport, starts at $395 one way. In Boston, a dedicated seven-minute water-taxi ride connects passengers to the South Boston waterfront. The company has its own passenger lounges at both locations, and passengers can check in as little as 10 minutes before their flight.