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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus released the following statement on Wednesday after Norwegian Air announced that it would deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh after the airlines grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 jets.
“I have been in regular contact with Stewart International Airport’s General Manager, Ed Harrison,” Neuhaus said. “Mr. Harrison has worked closely with Norwegian Air to ensure that the carrier provides substitute aircraft for travelers in a timely manner. I appreciate Norwegian’s continued support of flights at Stewart International Airport and its proactive leadership. As Orange County continues to grow as a tourism destination, I know that Norwegian will enjoy even more success here.”
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has 338 seats, of which 282 are in Economy and 56 are in Premium. Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried over 37 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America.
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or [email protected].