LONDON – Tailwind Air has announced that from September 13 it will launch twice-daily flights between Manhattan and Washington D.C. The route will be served with Cessna Caravan Amphibious aircraft.
The convenient route will run 6 days a week and hopes to appeal to those looking to head to the Capitol for quick day trips and overnight stays. This is reflected in the schedule. The Washington D.C. route will run alongside their eight existing routes from the Manhattan base at the eastern end of East 23rd Street.
Peter Manice Tailwind Air Cofounder and Director of Schedules Services said: “We’re very excited to be adding Washington, D.C., to our scheduled service, 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.”
According to the specialist carrier, they are now providing the quickest way to get to Washington D.C from Manhattan. Flights take around 90 minutes, reducing travel times by up to 60 per cent. Not having to deal with busy airports or packed trains will sound like a blessing to a lot of people, which in turn, may make the $395 ticket (one way) sound like good value.
Alan Ram, CEO and co-founder of Tailwind Air said: “Bypassing the congestion of the northeast corridor between New York and Washington D.C. remains the core mission of Tailwind Air.”
“This new D.C. service complements our existing groundbreaking service between Manhattan and Boston Harbor, as well as our numerous summer destinations in the Hamptons and Provincetown.”
Amtrak’s Acela service for business travellers has been cited as competition for the new route. Anyone looking to make a last-minute booking onto the route will pay a premium compared to the base fare of $395, as this will cost short-notice travellers a hefty $795 for the 90-minute journey.
The route will not be landing on water in D.C. due to the tightly restricted airspace in the region.