Stewart International Airport has grown from a small air force base into a major player in commercial air travel.
Our strategic location, 57 miles north of New York City, and growing affluent communities have transformed Stewart into an established regional airport.
Since assuming Stewart’s lease, the Port Authority has invested more than $50 million in far-reaching improvements.
These include infrastructure, safety and security projects, new parking lots, roadways, terminal upgrades, customer service, and other amenities.
Customers can see visible changes with the addition of Customer Care Representatives, new way-finding signs, the addition of baggage carts, and extra seating in the baggage claim and gate areas. In addition to these very visible improvements are tremendous investments in airport infrastructure paving the way for future growth while making immediate improvements in safety and efficiency. With an eye to future growth, the Port Authority will expand the facility’s size by more than 30,000 square feet, thereby allowing the simultaneous processing of international and domestic passengers. This will increase the terminal’s overall capacity beyond the current limit of one million annual passengers complementing the addition of hundreds of new parking spaces. On tap for the near future are a new U.S. Customs station as well as a new cargo transfer station.
Stewart has two runways, including one of the longest on the Eastern Seaboard and can handle all types of aircraft. A state-of-the-art ATC tower is open around the clock. The terminal features an expansive lobby with 38 check-in stations, two Explosive Detection Systems baggage screening systems, and a new Federal Inspection Service station to efficiently process international arrivals. The terminal also includes seven passenger gates and jet-boarding bridges, ticket counters, an electronic flight information display system, and a spacious baggage claim area.
With easy access from two major highways, and ample parking across the street from the terminal, our customers can relax at the start of their journeys. Increased concessions and Wi-Fi make the wait inside the airport comfortable. Transportation options include cars, local bus service, and Metro-North and Amtrak.
The airport also hosts FedEx/UPS depots, and even a USDA Animal Import Center.