JetBlue expands service to Long Island at MacArthur Airport – NBC New York

You’ll soon be able to fly directly from Long Island to Florida with JetBlue.

JetBlue announced Tuesday that it will launch service from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport for the first time, boosting its service in the region, with tickets available for immediate purchase

Starting in October, JetBlue will begin offering flights from MacArthur to Orlando International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. The Orlando trip is available once per day. The others will be available four times a week. Here is the flight schedule, which starts on October 24.

JetBlue already has flights from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports.

“Long Island is an integral part of the New York Metro area and we are excited to bring our award-winning service to customers in this community,” said Dave Jehn, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and airline partnerships. “The addition of Long Island MacArthur Airport to our network will provide more options and greater convenience for customers, and we are proud to offer new opportunities for more Long Islanders to experience our unique combination of low fares and great service.”

For a limited time, the airline is offering special $49 one-way fares between Long Island and Florida, which can be booked online.

Currently, only Southwest, Frontier Airlines and Breeze Airways operate from MacArthur Airport.

Current nonstop destinations include Baltimore/Washington, Atlanta, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Fort Myers, Norfolk, Orlando, Palm Beach, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Tampa, Vero Beach and Portland, Maine. The airport currently has approximately 15 to 20 daily non-stop flights.

Present at the announcement Tuesday were Long Island MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken and Islip City Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

“It’s no secret that Long Island loves JetBlue, residents have been asking about it for years, and we listened,” Carpenter said in part. community and beyond. Long Island can’t wait to open its doors to visitors coming to New York through ISP – Long Island’s hometown airport,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

JetBlue said some of its top “loyalty customers” live on Long Island and it was an easy choice to come to MacArthur Airport.

“We have all been working hard to ensure Long Island travelers have more choices for nonstop destinations,” LaRose-Arken added. “Our hometown airport is convenient, has efficient security lines and provides an overall stress-free travel experience. Long Islanders have been waiting 24 years for JetBlue, New York’s hometown, and this is a great day for our community and MacArthur Airport!”

JetBlue will operate its Airbus A320 aircraft on the new Florida-LI routes.