Norwegian flights drive up Stewart passenger numbers


Passengers checking in at Stewart terminal

STEWART AIRPORT – The number of people to fly at Stewart International
Airport in September and October grew dramatically because of the new
international service on Norwegian Airlines.

Norwegian’s flights to four cities – Belfast, Northern Ireland;
Dublin and Shannon, Ireland; and Bergen, Norway – continue to drive
up passenger numbers at the Newburgh area airport, Business Development
Director Michael Torelli told the Stewart Airport Commission on Tuesday.

? “In September, we saw 45,667 passengers and that was an 89.1 percent
increase over the previous September and in October, we had 51,697 passengers
and that was a 117 percent increase over the previous October,”
he said.
Year-to-date, passenger count was up 53 percent, to 356,714 people carried.
With two months left to report this year, Torelli predicted Stewart will
exceed the 400,000 passenger mark.

Cargo tonnage carried at Stewart was down in September and October, but
with the holiday season upon us, that is expected to increase.

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