JetBlue service is coming to Long Island MacArthur Airport

ISLIP, NYJetBlue service is coming to Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Starting in October, JetBlue will fly from MacArthur to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, officials announced Tuesday.

To celebrate, JetBlue, that is based in New York and is the sixth largest airline in the USis offering one-way fares from Islip to those destinations for just $49 for a limited time, but these can only be purchased online.

MacArthur Airport – known as ISP – is located approximately 50 miles from New York City and is served by Breeze Airways, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and now JetBlue. Long Island Rail Road provides service from New York City to MacArthur Airport. It is the closest airport to Long Island’s 2.8 million residents.

“Our Long Island airport customers have expressed clear enthusiasm for more air service from ISP, and JetBlue is consistently one of the most common requests. We listened and worked very hard to bring additional options to Long Island. reflects our determination and active involvement as JetBlue will now initially serve Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport with three destinations in Florida that the airline has carefully selected,” said Angie Carpenter, Town of Islip Supervisor.

“Our decision to add nonstop flights to three popular Florida destinations is a testament to our commitment to providing customers with more convenient travel options to and from the places they most want to go,” said JetBlue’s Dave Jehn.

“We know Long Islanders enjoy traveling between Florida and Long Island, and JetBlue’s decision to provide increased service to three top Florida destinations reflects that opportunity,” said Mitch Pally, chairman of the Airport Advisory Board.

Officials said MacArthur Airport has seen an increase year over year in the number of available domestic seats – up nearly 23% in April ’24 from a year earlier.

“Long Island MacArthur Airport is committed to excellent working relationships with our airlines, low landing fees and significant taxi time savings. Airlines recognize ISP as a distinctive and highly desirable airport to serve New York, and customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties more and more people see the benefits of flying from Long Island’s convenient airport,” said Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “These relationships and passenger preferences will become even more important in the coming years as we continue community discussions about a North Terminal that offers true train-to-plane convenience from the LIRR Ronkonkoma/MacArthur Airport Station.”

“MacArthur Airport continues to be a dynamic economic generator for all of Long Island, and the arrival of JetBlue only expands that important role going forward. LIA joins Long Island MacArthur Airport in welcoming this popular airline,” said Matt Cohen, president of the Long Island Association. .

CBS New York’s Carolyn Gusoff will have more on this story tonight at 5 p.m