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MacArthur Airport welcomes JetBlue as newest airline

Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and JetBlue senior leadership announced the upcoming arrival of the airline at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP).

Starting in October, JetBlue will be providing nonstop air service from MacArthur Airport to three popular destinations, including daily service between ISP and Orlando (MCO), and four flights weekly between ISP and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Palm Beach (PBI).

“Our airport customers across Long Island have been expressing their clear enthusiasm for more air service at ISP, and JetBlue is consistently one of the most frequent requests,” said Carpenter. “Today’s announcement reflects our determination and active outreach as JetBlue will now serve Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport, initially with three Florida destinations that the carrier carefully selected.”

MacArthur Airport has completed over $100 million in planning and capital projects since 2016, including the rehabilitation of airfield taxiway and runway surfaces, a ground transportation center and walkway, a fire rescue building, and is nearing completion on significant mechanical engineering and plumbing capital improvements.

In the year leading up to this April, ISP’s air carriers increased domestic seats by 22.7%, nearly four times the U.S. domestic average of 6.3%, and more than any other commercial airport (small hub or larger) in New York and New England, according to travel data provider OAG.

“Airlines are recognizing ISP as a distinct and highly desirable airport to serve New York, and customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties more and more are seeing the benefits of flying from Long Island’s convenient hometown airport,” said Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken.

“These relationships and passenger preferences will become even more important in the years ahead, as we continue discussions in the community about a North Terminal providing true train-to-plane convenience from the LIRR Ronkonkoma / MacArthur Airport Station,” she added.

Long Island Association President Matt Cohen commended the airport’s job creation, business leadership, and commitment to the community. “MacArthur Airport continues to be a dynamic economic generator for all of Long Island, and the arrival of JetBlue just increases that important role in the future. LIA joins Long Island MacArthur Airport in welcoming this popular airline,” Cohen said.

To celebrate today’s launch, and for a limited time, travelers can take advantage of special $49 one-way fares for flights between ISP and the Florida destinations listed above, available online at jetblue.com.

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