Sound Off: Which Direct Flights Would You Like to See From MacArthur?

As the airport gets set to offer daily service to the nation's capital, where else would you like to see MacArthur fly direct?

Long Island MacArthur Airport will soon provide daily direct flights to Washington, D.C., according to a report in Newsday.

The story says US Airways is expected to announce Tuesday flights beginning on March 25 that will depart MacArthur at 6:20 a.m. and 7:49 a.m. daily, returning from Reagan National at 11:35 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

MacArthur officials have been upfront about their desires to attract new airlines to the Town of Islip airport. There have been recent rumors of JetBlue landing its wings at MacArthur. A few years ago, there was talk of Ireland-based Ryanair providing flights to Dublin from MacArthur, although that never came to fruition.  

With that mind, let's hear from you. MacArthur will soon go to direct to the nation's capital. Where else would you like to see the airport fly on a daily basis? Which new cities might be enough for you to change your airport of choice? 

Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.


Halford January 09, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Mr. Matonti - I "assume" that your dislike for the airport comes from the notion that you live too close to it. Traffic congestion by MacArthur??? WHEN??? Try to get to JFK around 5PM if you want to talk about traffic congestion...Oh, I forgot; you want to eliminate almost all air travel- think of all of the people whose jobs you would be eliminating...I think you may have sniffed too much jet fuel.....
K.M. March 06, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Your also one of the many people that use the airport and got new windows and central A/C from the town,I would say also free parking too?
Debra March 08, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Why not close ALL airports then? MacArthur Airport has come a long way and I appreciate the growth and the improvements they have made!


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