In the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice for best small airports, Long Island MacArthur was selected in the Top Ten for the year 2021. As one of the 10 airports that serve fewer than 10 million passengers per year, Long Island MacArthur met the winning criteria of excelling in its commercial flight offerings, easy access, and air traveler amenities.
While mammoth airports in the New York Metro vicinity take center stage on the travel scene due to the immense numbers of passengers who pass through them each day, Long Island MacArthur Airport offers a quieter diversion for harried air travelers looking to avoid the bustle of big, congested New York area airports like JFK International and LaGuardia Airports.
Long Island MacArthur is located 50 miles east of Midtown Manhattan in the Town of Islip and is served by Southwest, American, and Frontier Airlines, which collectively offer non-stop flights to Florida and the Southeast and connecting service to over 800 destinations worldwide. In addition to local ground transportation, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Ronkonkoma Station is less than two miles north of the MacArthur Terminal with $5.00 shuttle service from train-to-plane and vice versa, providing passengers the ability to travel to and from Manhattan, easily, affordably and efficiently.