Chalk's Ocean Airways has resumed scheduled service to Downtown Miami Seaplane base, offering three flights a week to/from Fort Lauderdale. The flights are fully bookable, and are blocked for only 15 minutes.
The flights are being offered because the airline now offers three air-tour flights a week of downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The 30 to 45 minute air tours cost $49 a person.
Chalk's and the City of Miami are in the process of getting ready to build a brand-new terminal on Miami's Watson Island for the airline, which is why service had been temporairily suspended. The new terminal project is going ahead, but there have been some issues delaying construcion, namely as to how it fits in with the proposed FTAA headquarters on the site, and issues over the next-door Heliport and fears of accidents involving the helicopters and seaplanes.
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