Tailwind Air will launch the first-ever Manhattan to Washington D.C. seaplane service on October 14. Service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)’s utilises Jet Aviation FBO’s private aircraft terminal and Manhattan’s Skyport Mariana at E. 23rd Street.
“We are confident that our Washington area IAD service will resonate well with our customers and are looking forward to providing this unique service. The ability to take off from a private terminal at a major international airport and land on the water in Manhattan will be a time-saving benefit for our customers,” said Tailwind Air CEO Alan Ram.
Straddling Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Washington Dulles International Airport offers quick access to the Beltway, Capitol and Washington, D.C., areas as well as the many recreational attractions of Northern Virginia.
The experience at the JET Aviation private terminal at IAD is designed for customers with demanding travel needs. The Washington, D.C., ground experience will include a lounge and all the services necessary to get our passengers in, out and on their way to Manhattan’s SkyPort. Free parking is provided on site.
Flights to/from Manhattan are approximately 75-85 minutes. Scheduled service begins October 14th, 2022, and will be operated by a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravans featuring two experienced pilots, eight premium economy leather seats, aisle and window access, crisp air-conditioning, and an ability to land on water or at an airport. New York Skyport (NYS) is Manhattan’s dedicated seaplane base.