Stewart Airport courts Aer Lingus

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STEWART AIRPORT – There is a push on to convince Aer Lingus to fill in the gap left when Norwegian Air terminated its non-stop flights from New York Stewart International Airport at Newburgh to Europe.

US Senator Charles Schumer, who was the driving force for securing Jet Blue service from Stewart years ago, has been in contact with Aer Lingus officials. 

Stewart Airport officials have also communicated with the Irish airline.

Louis Heimbach, the chairman of the advisory Stewart Airport Commission, is hopeful the airline will start serving the Hudson Valley. “If this information is correct, and I hope it is; its great news. We will be back on the map as we were before with a major international airline using Stewart as a point of flying into and out of,” he said.

Stewart officials maintain Norwegian Air proved there is a high demand for non-stop European flights. That airline canceled its service because of the prolonged worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets.