OPERATED BY: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since November 1, 2007. In 2007, the Port Authority purchased the remaining 93 years of a 99-year operating lease for $87.5 million.
LOCATION: Newburgh/New Windsor, New York, at the intersection of the New York State Thruway (I-87) and Interstate 84. The airport is 60 miles north of New York City and within a 250-mile radius of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, Boston, Toronto and Montreal.
SIZE: SWF covers 2,400 acres.
DEVELOPMENT: In 1991, Stewart became the first facility to receive $5 million in funding under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Military Airport Program for capital improvements to airports that were formerly military facilities or military/civil aircraft-use facilities. That same year, the FAA awarded the airport a $900,000 grant to fund a master plan update, conduct an environmental review and prepare a noise capability study. Stewart also received $13 million in federal funding for rehabilitation of its fuel farm, terminal-parking ramp, part of its taxiway system and upgrades to its airside signage. The following year, Stewart received another $3 million from the FAA's Military Airport Program for terminal expansion. A passenger facility charge was initiated in 1995 to help fund capital projects. To accommodate cargo services, the airport opened a 50,000-square-foot air cargo building in 1990. In 2007, the Port Authority embarked on a $500M capital improvement program consisting of several million dollars for immediate short-term infrastructure programs, to a $20M terminal expansion and permanent US Customs facility, and $143M runway rehab project.
TERMINALS AND FACILITIES: Stewart International's terminal features an expansive lobby with 38 check-in stations, common use check-in and gate equipment, two Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) baggage-screening systems, and a new interim Federal Inspection Service facility to efficiently process international arrivals. The terminal also includes seven passenger gates and jet-boarding bridges, ticket counters, an electronic flight information display system, a spacious baggage claim area, and car rental agencies. The concourse features top-notch concessions, an ATM, and Wi-Fi service.
CARGO: The airport handles a variety of cargo, from oversized freight to express packages to livestock, and is home to the New York Animal Import Center. FedEx and UPS operate daily at the airport. The U.S. Postal Service's mail facility for the mid-Hudson region and a USDA inspection facility are nearby.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER: A state-of-the-art control tower was commissioned by the FAA in 2006. Open 24 hours a day, the tower is staffed by FAA-certified air-traffic controllers.
RUNWAYS: Stewart International has two pairs of runways-one is 11,817 feet (3,602 meters) and the other is 6,004 feet (1,830 meters) long. Both are 150 feet (46 meters) wide.