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See Venice by Seaplane on a Seawings Tour

June 23, 2011

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.

        Contact: Dilukshi Thomas
        Corporate Marketing and Communications,
        Seawings, Dubai, UAE.
        Phone: +971-4-807-0808
        Email: corpcom@seawings.ae
        Website: http://www.seawings.ae

SOURCE Seawings LLC


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