Business travel

Seaplane service launched from NYC and DC

Tailwind Air will launch the “first-ever” seaplane service between Manhattan and Washington, DC on Oct. 14, the carrier announced Monday. Flights will operate from the New York Skyport marina in Manhattan and Jet Aviation’s private air terminal at Dulles International Airport.

The schedule through Nov. 5 includes daily flights from New York at 9:05 a.m., as well as a second departure at 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, according to Tailwind. The DC to New York route will depart daily at 2:05 p.m., as well as at 7:25 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Departures for the flights, which will take between 75 and 85 minutes, will change from Nov. 6 to Dec. 21, according to the Tailwind website.

The route will be operated with Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft seating eight passengers and two pilots.

The New York-Washington route follows the carrier’s August launch of service between New York and Boston’s Fan Pier Marina, which currently operates three daily round trips, as well as two round trips on Saturdays and Sundays.

Flights are priced individually or via travel books with options of 10, 20 or 50 tickets. There are also rates for companies.

With the launch of the new service, Tailwind will serve nine destinations from New York. In addition to Washington and Boston, the carrier serves East Hampton, Shelter Island, Sag Harbor and Montauk in New York; Provincetown and Plymouth in Massachusetts; and Bridgeport, Conn.