Frontier Airlines began flights to Long Island MacArthur Airport on 16 August, initially starting with a connection from Orlando. Seen posing for a photo with the aircraft are Islip Town Board Member Steve Flotteron and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. They were both then joined by Michael Pewther, Senior Director at Frontier Airlines, and the Glauber Family from Mastic, New York, to conduct the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially declare the new route open.
- Frontier Airlines has introduced Long Island MacArthur (ISP) to its network this week, with the carrier on 16 August beginning a daily A320-operated route to the New York State airport from Orlando (MCO). “We are so excited to welcome Frontier Airlines to Long Island MacArthur Airport. We want Long Island to experience Frontier and enjoy flying non-stop across the country right from ISP,” said Shelley LaRose-Arken, Commissioner, Long Island MacArthur Airport. “Within two months of announcing service to Orlando, Frontier was back with us making plans to serve some of the top markets on our wish list,” she added. Indeed these meetings were successful, with Frontier already scheduled to begin flights from the airport to Southwest Florida, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa and West Palm Beach before the start of W17/18. Back to this week’s launch, the 1,563-kilometre route to Orlando is already served by Southwest Airlines which offers three daily flights on the city pair according to OAG schedules. Along with introducing a new airport to its network this week, Frontier has also started linking Las Vegas (LAS) to Cedar Rapids (CID). Launched on 15 August, the 2,118-kilometre route between the Nevada and Iowa airports will be operated three times weekly on A320s, with Allegiant Air providing the competition. The latter airline already serves the route with a twice-weekly rotation. See how Long Island MacArthur Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.