Planning chaotic trips from bustling airports like JFK is often a juggling act of layovers, tight schedules, and far more luggage than you could ever need. Sounds stressful? Just wait until you’re in the thick of it and you realize you still need to get through security and board the plane.
Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) is a smaller and more convenient option for travel out of New York than JFK or even EWR. Looking to explore another country? Stewart even offers direct flights to Iceland via PLAY airlines. Of course, connections to many of the most popular cities across Europe are available as well.
On the other hand, Allegiant Air provides cheap, safe options for flying to the southern United States.
“Allegiant’s success at New York Stewart International Airport is a testament to our strong partnership and the airline’s commitment to follow through on its service expansion plans in the Mid-Hudson Valley,” says Omar Astacio, Interim General Manager of New York Stewart International Airport. “We applaud Allegiant and look forward to continue working and growing together.”
Once again, Stewart earns a reputation for convenient, affordable direct flights to Europe. PLAY—SWF’s newest airline—launched nonstop flights to Iceland in June of 2022. Round-trip tickets start at $499, an unbeatable price for trans-Atlantic travel. Fly straight into Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland’s gorgeous capital city. Expressionist architecture, eclectic nightlife, and fresh cuisine are major draws. Above all, Iceland possesses breathtaking nature, from shimmering lakes to tall volcanos. Plus, world-class whale watching and unparalleled views of the Northern Lights make this a magical destination.
However, Stewart’s PLAY flights don’t have to end with Iceland. Once in Reykjavik (KEF), hop on a connecting flight to London, Paris, Berlin, Dublin, Copenhagen, or any of the 20 European cities within reach from KEF. This airline uses SWF’s new $37 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection station. The 20,000-sq-ft customs and arrival terminal may boast additional European flights in the near future.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
To get to Myrtle Beach, check out seasonal service with Allegiant, which flies direct to the South Carolina locale. Depending on when you go, you can pick up a few bargain-priced $64 tickets, which help offset the cost of all the tempting attractions at the beach. After all, Myrtle Beach is 100-percent a vacation destination. Whether you explore the 60 miles of coastline or book a trip around a local destination, you’ll love the chance to soak in the sunshine down south.
Maybe it’s the siren song of warmer weather that lures Hudson Valleyites to Florida, or maybe it’s the fact that there’s just so much to do in the Sunshine State. Either way, there are quite a number of ways to get there from SWF.
If you’re looking to fly south, use Allegiant for trips to Orlando (SFB), Punta Gorda / Fort Myers (PGD), or St. Pete / Clearwater / Tampa (PIE). One-way prices begin around $100 for Orlando and $70 for Punta Gorda. Whether you are visiting family or traveling for work, these flights are the cheapest and safest local options around to get to Florida.
Flights are available to “The Peach State” via Savannah International Airport (SAV). Allegiant’s low rates extend to Georgia for select seasonal service. History buffs will adore the architecture and popular ghost tours. In addition, those seeking outdoor adventures can choose between world-class fishing, boating, and more.