New airline service expected to drive passenger volume up considerably


STEWART AIRPORT – The number of passengers to use Stewart Airport
in the first quarter of this year was up 3.5 percent over last year’s

A total of 65,435 people flew at Stewart from January through March of
this year compared with 63,192 during the same period last year.

Stewart Business Development Director Michael Torelli told the Stewart
Airport Commission on Tuesday that with Norwegian Air’s service
to Europe, which will start next month, passenger counts should rise dramatically.

“We are predicting close to an extra 100,000 passengers this year
and potentially close to an extra 200,000 passengers next year,”
he said.
Beginning on June 15 Norwegian Air will offer non-stop flights to Edinburgh
and in July it will add flights to Dublin and Shannon, Ireland, Belfast,
Northern Ireland, and Bergen, Norway. Inbound flights from Dublin and
Shannon will pre-clear US Customs before returning to Newburgh.

Cargo through Stewart during the first three months of this year rose
13.3 percent over last year with 4,549 tons carried so far in 2017 compared
with 4,016 tons last year.




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