New seaplane service will shuttle passengers between Boston Harbor, New York City

Flights begin in August and tickets start at $395 one way

BOSTON — Tailwind Air has announced the first-ever route between Boston Harbor and New York City will take off on August 3.

Airline officials said the scheduled service would create the fastest route between Manhattan and Boston.

The nonstop seaplane flight will shuttle passengers between Manhattan’s New York Skyport on East 23rd Street to Boston Harbor, where a dedicated, 7-minute water taxi will transfer passengers to the South Boston waterfront.

The flights are around 75-minutes and fares start at $395 one way.

“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,” CEO and Founder of Tailwind Air, Alan Ram, said. “Our service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight.”

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

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