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American Airlines resumes service to Stewart airport

Jan 08, 2021 5:30 am

MidHudson News is reporting American Airlines has resumed its service at New York Stewart International Airport, flying its Newburgh to Philadelphia route. Service started up again on Tue., Jan. 5. The airline suspended service when federal COVID-19 aid expired. “We ‘re always evaluating our network based on supply and demand,” said American Airlines spokesperson Nichelle Tait. “In light of the extension of the Payroll Support Program, we plan to reinstate service to Stewart International airport in Newburgh...and will continue to operate to Philadelphia International Airport on an Embraer ERJ-45.” Orange County Chamber of Commerce President Lynn Cione said this provides a renewed sense of hope for Stewart. The Philadelphia service is one flight per day. In the past, there have been as many as five daily flights aboard regional jets. Jet Blue and Delta Airlines, which also suspended service during the pandemic, have not yet returned. Only Allegiant Air continued its flights from Stewart, with a reduced schedule. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.