DUBAI, UAE, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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 remarkable city.
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 residents.
SOURCE Seawings LLC