NEW YORK – The Port Authority Board approved a two-year extension of an airline incentive program for Stewart Airport.
The program, which provides discounted landing fees, rentals, marketing support and other benefits, is credited with attracting Allegiant Air to the Mid-Hudson Valley and provide St. Pete-Clearwater and Myrtle Beach service.
Port Authority Aviation Director Huntley Lawrence told the Port Authority Board the program has been a success.
“The rationale for this program is by mitigating the start-up and marketing costs due in the first 24 months of service, a critical time for the airlines that are beginning new service, Stewart will be in a more competitive position to attract and retain air service over airports in the vicinity such as Albany, Westchester and Hartford,” Lawrence said. “The incentive program is also expected to raise the international profile of Stewart Airport as a viable alternative gateway to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.”