Will Stewart International Airport Change Its Name?
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering changing the name of Stewart International Airport. The proposed rebranding comes to reflect the airport's proximity to the New York City.
Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye told the Orange County Partnership’s Commercial Real Estate Summit 2015
We believe that anchoring the name of Stewart Airport, including the Stewart family name, but with a geographical location, for instance ‘New York,’ ‘Downstate New York,’ or some variation on that — ‘Hudson Valley,’ perhaps — ... will appeal to the users of Expedia and Orbitz and people outside the geographical region of the Hudson Valley.
The Daily Freeman reports that Foye also indicated that the Port Authority is working to have Stewart classified as a New York airport. This means when travelers search online travel web sites, Stewart would be listed among other New York City Metro airports such as JFK, LaGuardia and Newark.