STEWART AIRPORT – Norwegian Air was forced to ground its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets like all other airlines following two fatal crashes. As a result, the airline combined its Providence, Rhode Island passengers with those at New York Stewart International Airport at Newburgh aboard a larger aircraft traveling between Newburgh and Dublin.
Stewart Manager Ed Harrison said the wide body aircraft is now being used exclusively at Stewart for inbound and outbound Hudson Valley travelers.
“They are not bussing any folks from Providence to the airport, but that A330 has 380 seats and it’s going out close to full every day,” he said.
Harrison is hopeful that service to the other European cities served by Norwegian prior to the 737 Max situation will be resumed once those planes are back in the air.