NYC’s Newest Airport Isn’t Really in NYC

NYC's newest airport (Stewart) isn't really in NYCLast week, I wrote about a second Orlando airport that’s often a source of confusion for travelers. Today’s tip concerns a similar situation that may soon confuse travelers to (and from) New York—mainly Europeans looking to visit the U.S. via Norwegian’s low fares.

As written by, Stewart International Airport—which Norwegian uses for some of its flights—will be changing its name to New York International at Stewart Field. The new airport name, like Orlando Sanford’s, is likely to confuse travelers, who may not be too happy to learn that the airport is 70 miles north of midtown Manhattan. That’s compared to LGA’s eight miles, Newark’s 12 miles and JFK’s 15 miles. The trip from Stewart to Manhattan is of course doable (see the airport’s listed options here), but it may cost you added time and money.



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2 Comments on "NYC’s Newest Airport Isn’t Really in NYC"

  1. At least it’s in New York state. I always find it annoying when I search for flights and I’m given Newark as a NY airport!

  2. I’ve flown out of all the nyc airports, and stewart is definitely the best – rent a car and drive up, it’s easier than the other airports despite the difference.

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