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Norse abandons Stewart Airport

Jun 27, 2022 1:02 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that before launching a first flight, Norse Atlantic Airways has abandoned New York Stewart International Airport. The airline had applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for international service to the United States, naming Stewart as one of three airports it would serve. But now it has switched from Stewart to JFK and says it was because Stewart did not have the cargo volume needed to keep airfares low. “I can’t speak on how they made their decision, but I will say that we would love to have them here at Stewart just as we are thrilled to have Play, and we are hoping that not just carriers like Norse, but other carriers see the success of Play and see the opportunity here to have a captive audience to come join us at Stewart and offer routes to other places that people want to fly,” said Alex Minton, the Port Authority’s director of airline attraction. Play Airlines is based in Iceland is flying from Stewart to Reykjavík with connections to dozens of European cities. Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.