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New airline plans to fly from Stewart to Europe, Mediterranean

May 05, 2017 7:00 am

Mid-Hudson News is reporting Baltia, a so-called paper airline, is planning to change its name and is looking for federal approval to fly from Stewart International Airport to Europe and Russia. Baltia has been only a plan on paper for the past 27 years, but next week its board of directors will vote to change the airline's name to U.S. Global and then seek approval to fly from Stewart to Eastern European and Mediterranean cities. The airline is hoping to offer the only non-stop service from the United States to St. Petersburg, Russia, an airline spokesman said Thu., May 4. “The aim is to hub at Stewart and fly on various routes into Europe that are covered through the E.U.-U.S. Open Skies agreement,” he said. At present, Baltia has only one plane, a 747. Stewart's first European service, on Norwegian Airlines, will begin in late June. Read the full story at Mid-Hudson News [dot] com.