Located 60 miles from Manhattan, Stewart International Airport is the fourth-largest airport in New York, handing 670,000 passengers in 2018. It can be considered as one of the main gateways to the state, with strong potential for low-cost carriers in the United States.
Future Stewart Partners is the combination of a world-class and award-winning operator, Groupe ADP, and the largest and most experienced U.S. airports operator, AvPORTS. This unique combination of skills will allow Future Stewart Partners to deliver its ambitious vision to make New York Stewart International Airport the preferred New-York gateway for short and long-haul budget airlines.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) announced Future Stewart Partners as the winner of its process to find an operation, maintenance and concessions manager on September 26th. PANYNJ and Future Stewart made it official after a mandatory regulatory phase. An agreement was signed on the 20th that will take effect in the New Year.
This agreement sets a new course for growth at the airport over the next 10 years as it becomes a regional hub and appealing option for international travelers. The contract includes two extension options of 5 years and 6 months, respectively.
Jorge Roberts, CEO of AvPORTS, said: “Future Stewart Partners is very proud to be selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and excited to partner on this ambitious project to improve options and experiences for New York travelers. As part of its vision, Future Stewart Partners is committed to bringing New York Stewart International Airport to the next level. We will bring passengers the best experience possible, leveraging the renowned hospitality of both partners.”
Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP, said: “After the acquisition of the consulting company Merchant Aviation and after the win of several airport planning assignments for major airports, Groupe ADP is strengthening its footprint in the US. The management of New York Stewart International Airport is an opportunity for us to showcase our ability to transform the airport experience to the benefit of our future clients: airlines and passengers, but also the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Orange County community.”