June 18th, 2020 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken announce today that Frontier Airlines will begin daily service from ISP to Las Vegas on March 18, 2021. Frontier Airlines will offer introductory fares of $79 roundtrip and customers may book at FlyFrontier.com starting today.
"For years, Long Island travelers have been hoping and asking for nonstop flights to Las Vegas from MacArthur Airport. We are so excited that Frontier Airlines will now be offering Las Vegas service with fares that will lift your spirits,” said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Our airport has been working hard to offer travelers the convenience and confidence to make travel plans with peace of mind. These new Frontier flights also help our region bring back jobs and move forward together," she added.
Frontier Airlines will serve the route using its Airbus aircraft with hospital-grade HEPA filters, state-of-the-art filtration technology, and increased disinfection procedures.
“We’re ecstatic to announce daily nonstop flights from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Las Vegas,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President, Frontier Airlines. “Theme parks, resorts and other vacation activities are opening across the country, and we recognize there is pent-up demand for travel. Frontier is offering the largest schedule of any airline at ISP this winter, with daily flight operations to many of the country’s most beloved vacation destinations with low fares to make it even easier to start traveling again.”
"MacArthur Airport's leadership to bring innovative disinfection, along with our airlines' commitment to health onboard, opens up new opportunities for Long Island. We welcome Frontier's new nonstop flights to Las Vegas,” said Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken.
“Hospitality businesses are instituting new health and safety procedures to bring visitors back as travel restrictions ease. MacArthur Airport has been preparing for this, and we are here for Long Island when you are ready to soar. Las Vegas touts its destination as a place to 'have fun and stay smart.' We're looking forward to working with Frontier and our travel partners to do just that," added Airport Commissioner LaRose-Arken.
These disinfecting measures do not replace hand washing or other CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They do combine to provide a clean terminal environment, and work in tandem with the stringent sanitizing methods airlines are incorporating onboard aircraft.
Las Vegas reopened for visitors June 4, while launching many new measures to maintain health and safety including social distancing, face coverings, and extra stations for hand washing and sanitation. Additionally, The American Hotel & Lodging Association issued "safe stay'' guidelines in May, and individual hotel brands are customizing their own plans to keep guests healthy while traveling.