Six months ago, next week, officials launched Norwegian service
NEW WINDSOR – Norwegian Airlines, which has put “international” back into Stewart International Airport, is thrilled with its immediate success at the Newburgh area airport.
Norwegian Airlines was honored Tuesday with the Orange County Partnership’s
2017 Quality of Life award for its foresight in investing at Stewart.
Stewart’s newest airline has been recognized for its quality services
with affordable fare. In fact, they maintain they provide the lowest transatlantic
travel costs of any other airline in the world.
Currently, Norwegian offers five non-stop transatlantic destinations out of Stewart, ranging from $65-$99 one-way.
Director of Communications for Norwegian USA Anders Lindstrom said the flights are going well with passenger numbers growing daily.
“We see a mix of passengers,” said Lindstrom. “We see some from the Hudson Valley and a large portion from the Hudson Valley, but we also see a lot of travelers coming from New York City, using the bus that comes here and matches our flights. It’s a very great combination of having such a great attachment from here, but also from New York City. We see with the European travelers coming here, it’s a mix: it’s some business travelers, its recent travelers; some are going specifically to this region because they now have such easy access to it. It’s so much more affordable, rather than going to New York City.”
Since Norwegian has been operating at Stewart, they have served some 120,000 passengers. Lindstrom predicted they will reach 200,000 passengers by next year.
Without letting the cat out of the bag, he said there would be future prospects for expanded service from Stewart “very soon” as they are satisfied with the rate of success they have been having there.