Did You Know These Facts About Stewart International Airport?

You can bring a light saber in your carry on, in case you were wondering.

Summer is the perfect time to take off and see travel the world, or take a much-needed family trip. Whether you’re an accomplished world traveler or simply like to stay in the U.S. for a little rest and relaxation, there are plenty of options for flying.

While John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia seem like the obvious options due to the size of these airports, you shouldn’t forget about Stewart International Airport (SWF) here in Newburgh. SWF is another great option for flying that might be more convenient due to its nearby location compared to JFK or La Guardia. If you don’t know much about SWF, it’s okay! We’ve got all the facts for you right here, along with a few interesting ones you might not have even thought about. Happy flying!

*Statistics and facts courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 2016 Annual Traffic Statistics, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Stewart International Airport, and TSA. All facts and numbers are for the year 2016.

The Airport


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2,400 Acres

Size of airport

11,817 Feet

Length of largest runway
(out of two pairs)


99 Years

Length of original lease when the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey purchased SWF in 2007;
93 years remain


$87.5 Million

Cost of the lease at time of purchase


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5 Surprising Items You Can Bring in a Carry On

1. Light sabers
2. Antlers
3. Handcuffs
Fidget spinners 
5. Live fish

143 Pounds

Amount of items surrendered to TSA


Most common item surrendered to TSA

Flights and Passengers



Most frequent destination

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Bergen, Norway

Longest non-stop flight


Number of airlines

JetBlue Airways

Most popular airline


Total number of JetBlue passengers


Total number of flights


Total number of passengers


Total number of arriving passengers


Total number of departing passengers

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Economic Impact on Our Region

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$450 Million

Contributed economic activity to the region


Total number of jobs generated


Total airport employees

$160 Million+

Annual wages and salaries


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