Airline launching Boston Harbor flights to Manhattan starting next week

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BOSTON — New flights from seaplane operator Tailwind Air will launch next week from Boston Harbor bound for the East River in Manhattan, connecting the core of the two East Coast cities.

A dedicated, seven-minute water taxi will transfer passengers to or from the South Boston waterfront to the seaplane docked in Boston Harbor. The plane, which seats a maximum of nine passengers will then depart on an approximately 75-minute flight to Manhattan’s New York Skyport, located at East 23rd Street along the East River.

The first flights take off on Aug. 3.

“By offering nonstop, weekday flights at peak hours to and from Manhattan and Boston Harbor, we present exclusive time savings over all other modes of transportation, at a reasonable price premium,” Tailwind Air CEO and founder Alan Ram said. “Our [Tailwind] service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight.”

The airline plans to operate four flights weekdays between the two cities.

Planes are set to depart Boston Harbor and arrive in Manhattan at the following times:

  • 7 a.m – 8:25 a.m. (starting Aug. 21)
  • 10:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 2:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. (starting Aug. 21)
  • 5:20 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Planes are set to depart Manhattan and arrive in Boston Harbor at the following times:

  • 8 a.m – 9:25 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. (starting Aug. 21)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. (starting Aug. 21)

Boston Harbor-Manhattan flights, and a complete schedule for all flights operated by Tailwind Air, can be found at

Tickets can be purchased on the website, by phone, and through local and online travel agencies via a codeshare partnership with Southern Airways Express.

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