See Venice by Seaplane on a Seawings TourBy Seawings Llc, PRNE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
DUBAI, UAE, June 23, 2011 -
One hundred years after the first seaplane flight in Italy, a
flight which took place over Venice, a seaplane will once again fly
over the city.
On 24th June 2011 Jet Ops Europe Ltd will launch its
seaplane scenic flights over Venice, offering a breathtaking view
of the city and its surrounding islands. This spectacular
tour will be a landmark addition to the exclusive range offered by
Seawings LLC, an established international tour operator
specializing in seaplane tours.
In Italy they will sell through authorized independent
travel agencies and tour operators, including cruise lines. The
passengers on these seaplane tours over Venice will enjoy a unique
perspective on the geography and historical development of this
The journey starts with a boat ride to San Clemente island with
its luxurious palace hotel where they check in for the flight. From
there the passengers are transferred the short distance by boat to
the water strip where their seaplane will await.
Each passenger has their own window through which they can enjoy
breathtaking views of this unique city. After a 30 minute scenic
flight that will live long in the memory, they land back near San
Clemente, and return by boat to either the Venice Cruise Terminal
or St Mark’s Square.
Flights depart every hour from 0930 until 1800 daily.
Jet Ops Europe Ltd, whose pilots have thousands of hours
experience flying in many countries around the world, has developed
this operation, tailoring it to the distinctive attractions of the
Venice area. The seaplane it operates is a Cessna Caravan 208A
which carries 9 passengers in air conditioned comfort.
Venice has a distinguished history of seaplane flights, dating
back to the first Italian seaplane, designed in 1911, which made
its demonstration flight over the city with passengers on board.
Then in 1920, 1921 and 1927 Venice hosted the famous Schneider
Trophy Seaplane Race.
Referring to this heritage, Stuart Wheeler, Director of Jet Ops
Europe Ltd, stated, “We are proud to be part of Venice’s long
history of seaplane operations and we shall work hard to maintain
the tradition of professional seaplane operations here in the
Venice Lagoon.” Mr. Wheeler also went on to say that the tour
offers views not just of Venice but also of the surrounding
islands. “The great thing about seeing Venice by seaplane is that
you get to see the entire lagoon not just the floating city.”
”We have looked forwards to combining the thrill of our
spectacular scenic flights with the sheer beauty of Venice’s
stunning coastal setting. Now that the day has arrived, we know
that our guests will enjoy seeing this unique place from a
completely different perspective.”
Notes to Editors:
Based in Dubai, Seawings LLC began operating with one aircraft
and a handful of staff. Today the company has grown to include
three Cessna 208 Caravan amphibious aircraft and over 70 staff.
The Seawings experience leaves its guests in awe as they are
whisked to 1500 feet past some of the world’s most iconic
landmarks, for memories that last a lifetime. Offering up to 16
flights per day, leaving every 30 minutes, as well as a choice of
various tour options, Seawings caters to the needs of the
individuals, groups, corporate, incentives, tourists and
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