Stewart Airport Sees 60% Increase In Traffic In 2017
The numbers are in and the Hudson Valley's Stewart Airport saw a huge jump in traffic last year. A new study released by the Global Gateway Alliance reveals growth of 60% in passenger volume thanks to the growth of Allegiant Airlines and the addition of Norwegian Airlines service to Europe.
Hudson Valley Post reports Governor Cuomo called for additional expansion of international service from the New Windsor airport while pushing for a name change. The terminal at Stewart will see an expansion of 20,000 square feet. A $30 million permanent customs area will be built that can process up to 400 passengers an hour.
In 2017, 450,000 people flew in and out of the Hudson Valley. Could we see that number cross the half million mark in the near future? An additional 130 jobs are expected to be added as a result of the announcement.
While things are looking up for Stewart, the Global Gateway Alliance Report was hard on Newark who was the worst in the country in getting planes in on time.