Seaplane operator Tailwind Air has announced new flights from Washington DC to New York City using its amphibious Cessna Caravan fleet.

The nonstop flight directly links Manhattan’s Skyport Marina at East 23rd Street to Washington DC’s College Park Airport. Flights take approximately 80-90 minutes.

Scheduled service begins on 13 September 2022, and will be operated by the fleet of Cessna Grand Caravans featuring two pilots and eight economy plus seats.

‘Unforgettable views’

“We’re very excited to be adding Washington DC to our scheduled service,” explained Peter Manice, Tailwind Air cofounder and director of scheduled services.

“When factoring in the full journey – one hour and twenty minutes in the air (comparable to DCA-LGA service except with no need to access crowded and congested airports on both ends) or the three hours fifty minutes for the Acela – Tailwind Air will offer the fastest, least stressful, premium way to travel between DC and Manhattan. That, paired with the unforgettable views, makes this a compelling experience.”

Convenient locations

College Park is a historic airport 25 minutes from the Capitol. New York Skyport (NYS) is Manhattan’s dedicated seaplane base. Located at the eastern end of 23rd Street along the East River, Tailwind Air operates all Manhattan departures from there.

“Bypassing the congestion of the northeast corridor between New York and Washington DC remains the core mission of Tailwind Air. This new DC service complements our existing groundbreaking service between Manhattan and Boston Harbor as well as our numerous summer destinations in the Hamptons and Provincetown,” stated Alan Ram, CEO and cofounder of Tailwind Air.

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