US floatplane carrier Tailwind Air plans next month to launch flights between New York harbour and the Washington DC area.
The new flight will connect New York’s Skyport seaplane terminal on the East River to College Park airport in Maryland, which is just outside Washington, DC, the airline’s website says. The route is due to launch on 13 September.
Tailwind operates a fleet of amphibious Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops.
The New York-College Park flight will take 80-90min, and the airline will operate the route up to twice daily, the website notes.
The route marks further expansion by New York-based Tailwind, which began scheduled flights in 2021 with service between New York harbour and Boston harbour.
Excepting College Park, Tailwind operates exclusively in the northeast USA, serving places like Provincetown and Plymouth in Massachusetts, Bridgeport in Connecticut and several destinations on Long Island.
Tailwind markets its flights as more convenient than other travel options because it does not serve large, congested airports.