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December 31, 2017


 

 

 

Governor wants to change the name of Stewart Airport

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 Stewart Field.

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 passenger terminal.

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.

 

 


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