Allegiant jet parked at Stewart terminal gate 4
STEWART AIRPORT – Allegiant Airlines is going to start its seasonal
flights earlier and end them later this year than previous years, assuredly
making golfers happy.
Previously the airline operated two roundtrips per week from June through
August. Stewart Business Development Director Michael Torelli told the
Stewart Airport Commission on Tuesday that service will double this year.
“They have already started booking their flights for this upcoming
season. It is going to start earlier and end later, so we are going to
have Allegiant to Myrtle Beach starting in May going through September
and we will see double the amount of flights compared to last year, so
instead of two a week, we will see four a week,” he said.
Allegiant also flies year round to Tampa-St. Pete.
The additional Myrtle Beach flights, coupled with European service on
Norwegian Airlines, expected to start this summer, will drive Stewart
passenger levels higher.
The number of passengers to use Stewart in 2016 totaled 275,313, a slight
drop from 2015, when 281,501 people used Stewart.
The amount of cargo to be shipped through Stewart in 2016 flew by previous
year levels. In 2016, 22,837 tons of freight were carried, compared with
17,018 tons in 2015 and 15,460 tons in 2015.
Of total tonnage, 772 international tons came through including cattle
and horses to military parts and other heavy items.
Torelli expected last year’s numbers to increase even further in