Norwegian adds regional New York State airport

by Laura Gelder

New York State has received a boost with news that Norwegian will launch four new routes connecting Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Shannon with Stewart International Airport in Upstate New York, starting today (June 15 2017).

Norwegian will fly its new Boeing 737 aircraft to Stewart International, offering a single class cabin.

Stewart International will be served daily from Edinburgh and Dublin, three times weekly from Belfast and two times weekly from Shannon.

The airport is located north of New York City and just west of the Hudson River. All the UK flights arrive in early evening, coinciding with a new express bus connection into midtown Manhattan. The Hudson Line is also close-by, with trains into NYC’s Grand Central Station.

I Love New York, the brand name for the New York State Division of Tourism, will certainly be hoping the new route will encourage travellers to explore Upstate New York, with top attractions close-by including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Culinary Institute of America to the north and the Catskills region and Woodstock to the south. Further afield attractions include the vineyards of the Finger Lakes region, the museums of Buffalo and nearby Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands Segway region.

I Love New York recently partnered with Boston-based inbound operator TourMappers North America to develop product across Upstate New York and create new fly drive ideas across the state’s 11 regions. TourMappers offers product such as B&Bs, country inns and boutique hotels and works with most UK tour operators.

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