ALBANY – If Governor Cuomo has his way, Stewart International Airport’s
name will be changed.
In a continuing effort to rebrand the Newburgh facility as a New York
metropolitan airport, he wants to rename it New York International at
The governor also wants the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
to invest $27 million to expand international service by building a permanent
federal inspection station at Stewart. At present, the airport is using
a temporary customs and immigration facility with a moveable wall at the
The permanent international arrivals area was bolstered in mid-2017 when
Norwegian Airways began flying non-stops to Europe.
Cuomo has also wants to promote the Stewart Airport Express, the CoachUSA
bus service from Stewart to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown
Manhattan. That service schedule corresponds with the Norwegian flights
arriving at Stewart.
Assemblyman James Skoufis is onboard with the airport’s rebranding.
“Stewart Airport has real momentum. This rebranding – and
investment – is a continuation of our positive efforts to attract
new travelers and significantly improve services,” he said.