Stewart International's terminal building opens at 4 a.m. each day.
OPERATED BY: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since November 1, 2007. In 2007, the Port Authority purchased the remaining 93 years of a 99-year operating lease for $87.5 million.
LOCATION: Newburgh/New Windsor, New York, at the intersection of the New York State Thruway (I-87) and Interstate 84. The airport is 60 miles north of New York City and within a 250-mile radius of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, Boston, Toronto and Montreal.
SIZE: SWF covers 2,400 acres.
REDEVELOPMENT: In 1991, Stewart became the first facility to receive $5 million in funding under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Military Airport Program for capital improvements to airports that were formerly military facilities or military/civil aircraft-use facilities. That same year, the FAA awarded the airport a $900,000 grant to fund a master plan update, conduct an environmental review and prepare a noise capability study. Stewart also received $13 million in federal funding for rehabilitation of its fuel farm, terminal parking ramp, part of its taxiway system and upgrades to its airside signage. Later, Stewart received another $3 million from the FAA's Military Airport Program for terminal expansion. A passenger facility charge was initiated in 1995 to help fund capital projects. To accommodate cargo services, the airport opened a 50,000-square-foot air cargo building in 1990. In 2007, the Port Authority committed several million dollars for short-term projects, including taxiway improvements, parking lot expansion, 200 additional new seats in the terminal, and a new access road. In December 2011, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a $20 million expansion of the airport's passenger terminal. Design work is under way for the expansion. Construction is expected to begin in 2013, and the project will be complete in 2016. The Port Authority is also building a new $5.2 million regional crime lab for the New York State Police as part of an agreement that ensures the police force continues to guard and protect the airport.
EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC IMPACT: About 2,700 people work at Stewart Airport. Airport activity supports more than $750 million in annual economic activity and more than 5,500 total jobs. More than half the capital projects initiated by the Port Authority were awareded to local firms and contractors.
TERMINALS AND FACILITIES: Stewart International’s terminal features an expansive lobby with 37 check-in stations, several check-in kiosks, shared-use terminal equipment, an additional checkpoint lane, two Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) baggage screening systems, and a new Federal Inspection Service facility to efficiently process international arrivals. The terminal also includes seven passenger gates and jet-boarding bridges, ticket counters, an electronic flight information display system, a spacious baggage claim area, and car rental agencies. The concourse features top-notch concessions, an ATM, and Wi-Fi service.
CARGO: Stewart International maintains 536,800 square feet of air cargo facilities. The airport handles a variety of cargo, from oversized freight to expres packages to livestock. The airport is home to the New York Animal Import Center. FedEx and UPS operates regularly scheduled flights at the airport. The U.S. Postal Service's mail facility for the mid-Hudson region and a USDA inspection facility are at the airport.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER: A state-of-the-art control tower was commissioned by the FAA in 2006. Open 24 hours a day, the tower is staffed by FAA-certified air-traffic controllers.
RUNWAYS: Stewart International has two pairs of runways-one is 11,817 feet (3,602 meters) and the other is 6,004 feet (1,830 meters) long. Both are 150 feet (46 meters) wide.