Ceremonial start of international service on June 15
STEWART AIRPORT – Norwegian Air launched its new transatlantic service from Stewart Airport last Thursday with nonstop flights to Edinburgh, Scotland and will add four more cities in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Norway next month.
Jeffrey Lehman, an airport and aviation consultant, who in the early to mid-1980s ran Stewart’s marketing agenda, expects the new service to work well.
“It is a really, really interested opportunity for low-cost international air travel and Stewart, as it has been in a number of different cases, is the first to experiment with it and it should work well,” Lehman said.
Norwegian Air is looking at expanding service in the future, including to warm weather destinations and Lehman said that service should work very well for the Mid-Hudson airport.
Startup airline US Global is also planning transatlantic service from Stewart later this year, but Lehman said it is extremely difficult for new airlines to get off the ground.