As OnSachem reported last month, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma is a nominee for the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Small Airport. All voting is digital through the '10Best' website, and members of the public may cast one vote each day. Winners will be announced Jan. 24.
The airport is owned and operated by the Town of Islip.
“We are honored to be one of the 20 airports selected by a panel of experts," said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "We are hoping our loyal base of travelers and the Long Island community will vote each day.”
The competition describes these top facilities as being “smaller, friendlier airports” that “excel with their commercial flight offerings, easy access and amenities.” The small airport category includes airports with fewer than 10 million passengers each year.
“MacArthur Airport is working hard to provide an excellent customer experience,” said Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “It’s gratifying that the experts participating in the USA Today 10Best Awards recognize MacArthur’s ability to conveniently serve New York travelers,” she added.
The voting page describes MacArthur Airport as an alternative for airline passengers “wishing to avoid the big, crowded New York area airports (JFK and LaGuardia).”
Here are the 20 small airports in the running to be include in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards:
HOW TO VOTE NOW
Voice your choice daily through noon Jan. 13, 2020, at: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-airport/long-island-macarthur-airport-islip-n-y/.
MORE ABOUT THE AIRPORT
Long Island MacArthur Airport customers have access to flights on three major U.S. domestic air carriers: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Together, these carriers currently provide service to 10 cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport serves 1.6 million passengers annually and employs 6,000 people directly and indirectly, with a $16.9 million annual operating budget and an economic impact of $600 million to the region and local economy, according to the Town of Islip.