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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus issued the following statement on Thursday after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a $30 million expansion to build a new Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh.
“This is an important step in continuing to grow Stewart Airport as a viable alternative to overcrowded New York City airports for International travel,” Neuhaus said. “The construction of the state-of-the-art FIS facility will benefit not only Orange County, but the entire region. Stewart Airport continues to be an important part of the County’s aggressive economic development initiative and this decision is both commended and appreciated.”
The FIS expansion includes a new arrivals area for International passengers. Fueled by the arrival of Norwegian Air last summer, Stewart Airport’s passenger numbers grew by more than 60 percent last year to 450,000 people, according to the Port Authority. Neuhaus also applauded the Port Authority for agreeing to allow Signature Flight Support Corporation to build a 28,000 square-foot hangar and Fixed Base Operator terminal and hangar at Stewart Airport. It will be the first hangar built at Stewart Airport since 2005.
“Great things are on the horizon for Orange County,” Neuhaus added. “These changes at Stewart International Airport are key to making them happen.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.