A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” — Angie

A close up image of the LCD screen behind the Frontier cashier desk reading "Welcome to ISP" with the Frontier and ISP Logos on it.

July 16th, 2019 – Frontier Airlines is significantly boosting service options and frequency at Long Island MacArthur Airport in its latest schedule running from November 2019 through March 2020.

Customers are able to immediately book flights on Frontier’s newest schedule, which enhances service to several destinations from ISP including flights to Fort Lauderdale year-round instead of seasonally, and flights to Orlando increasing from one daily flight to two-times daily (except Tuesdays).

Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Fort Myers flights are also growing at ISP, rising from less than daily service to daily flights. Customers traveling on Frontier from ISP to Raleigh-Durham and Atlanta will now enjoy year-round service, upgrading from seasonal destinations to year-round cities. In total, Frontier’s new winter schedule grows its weekly departures from MacArthur Airport by up to 19 additional flights, compared to its previous fall schedule. “These schedule improvements will make it easier than ever to fly from MacArthur Airport,” said Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor. “Frontier’s decision to focus on Long Island indicates the enthusiasm we are seeing from Nassau and Suffolk County travelers. These are people who love to fly, enjoy the convenience of MacArthur Airport, and appreciate the low fares and choices from Frontier. The new service means good choices for our customers,” she added.

Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President, Commercial at Frontier Airlines agrees. “Long Island is really responding to Frontier’s service, and we want to make it easier for people to fly more often,” he said. “Once Long Island customers see our fares and fly Frontier, they realize our commitment to customer service is real, that our staff is friendly, that our aircraft are the greenest in the aviation industry, and that travel truly can be more accessible and affordable,” he added.

On August 16, 2017, Frontier Airlines launched one daily flight from MacArthur Airport to Orlando. Less than two years later, Frontier Airlines serves eight nonstop destinations at ISP, and based on the current schedule will grow its 2020 MacArthur seats by 30% versus its 2019 seats.

“We are so grateful for the support of this community. Our customers recognize how much time and money they can save flying from MacArthur instead of a mega NYC airport,” explained Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “We value Frontier’s schedule upgrades for the benefit and convenience they provide our customers, and because of the commitment it demonstrates from Frontier to this airport and our customers,” she said.

On June 26, Frontier celebrated its “One Millionth Passenger” at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

A recent Aviation Pros Magazine article features MacArthur Airport’s “Smaller Is Often Better” outlook. “Frontier understands the value this strategy provides at ISP,” LaRose-Arken stated. “Our goal is to continue driving awareness and demand for service. At the same time, we’re improving facilities and amenities so we continue to provide an excellent customer experience. MacArthur Airport is a business-minded facility, and we want to be known in the airline community as the easiest airport to work with in the Northeast,” she added.

ABOUT LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT Long Island MacArthur Airport customers enjoy flights on three major US domestic air carriers: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Together these carriers currently provide service to ten cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport serves 1.6M passengers annually and employs 6000 people directly and indirectly, with a $16.9M annual operating budget and an economic impact of $600M to the region and local economy.
Visit our Long Island MacArthur Airport department page for additional airport information.

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