Passenger numbers continue to soar at Stewart

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Passenger numbers at New York Stewart International Airport continue to soar as the airport prepares for a multi-million federal inspection station that will make passenger processing easier and quicker.

The need for the quicker passenger processing is in the numbers of passengers attracted to Stewart’s location and access to the airport’s regularly scheduled Norwegian Air overseas airline based at Stewart.

The “build it and they will come” investment in Stewart’s growth is paying off in the overseas Norwegian flights, airport business manager Michael Torelli pointed out at the regular Stewart Airport Commission meeting Tuesday Jan. 29.

Year to date totals of passengers for 2019 were 690.411 figure up from 281,501 in 2015, with the airport’s busy cargo services moving 30,323 tons for the year so far.

Construction on the airports long awaited federal inspection station for travelers is proceeding, with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey accepting bids with construction activity beginning in the first quarter of 2019, airport business manager Michael Torelli, told members of the Stewart Airport Commission Tuesday morning.

Also, said Torelli, a key project of solar panels at an airports parking covering three-quarters of the lot is underway.

Torelli also said the federal air controllers based at Stewart were doing their jobs without interruption during the walk-off staged by controllers across the country in different areas.

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