RONKONKOMA, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Lengthy Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma is within the working to maintain a coveted spot on the record of prime U.S. airports. MacArthur is as soon as once more a nominee for USA As we speak’s 10Greatest Readers’ Selection Awards for “Greatest Small Airport.”
As OnSachem Information reported in January 2020, nationwide newspaper USA As we speak named MacArthur #6 within the Greatest Small Airport class. The annual competitors is underway once more, and on-line voting is open now by midday Feb. 1, 2021. Anybody can vote one time every day. USA As we speak will announce the winners on Feb. 12, 2021.
The City of Islip owns and operates the airport.
“We are honored to be one of the 15 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.”
Greatest10 describes the nominees as “smaller, friendlier airports” that “excel with their commercial flight offerings, easy access and amenities.” The small airport class contains airports with fewer than 10 million passengers every year.
“It’s gratifying that the experts participating in the USA Today 10Best Awards recognize MacArthur’s ability to conveniently serve New York travelers,” stated Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “MacArthur Airport is working hard to provide an excellent customer experience.”
The voting web page describes MacArthur Airport instead for airline passengers “wishing to avoid the big, crowded New York area airports (JFK and LaGuardia) will find a peaceful alternative in the town of Islip.”
Additionally within the New York suburbs, Westchester County Airport-White Plains was a Greatest10 nominee final 12 months, however USA As we speak didn’t choose the airport as a nominee this time round.
The next are the 15 small airports throughout the U.S. vying for USA As we speak’s 10Greatest Readers’ Selection Awards:
• Bradley Worldwide Airport
• Buffalo Niagara Worldwide Airport
• Charleston Worldwide Airport
• Des Moines Worldwide Airport
• Harrisburg Worldwide Airport
• Huntsville Worldwide Airport
• Indianapolis Worldwide Airport
• Jacksonville Worldwide Airport
• Lengthy Island MacArthur Airport
• Myrtle Seashore Worldwide Airport
• Paine Subject Airport
• Palm Springs Worldwide Airport
• Piedmont Triad Worldwide Airport (GSO)
• T.F. Inexperienced Airport (PVD)
• Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Nationwide Airport
HOW TO VOTE NOW
To pick out one of many 15 airports, go to the web voting web page for details about every airport. Or, go on to the voting web page for Lengthy Island MacArthur Airport.
MORE ABOUT THE AIRPORT
Lengthy Island MacArthur Airport clients have entry to flights on three main U.S. home air carriers: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Collectively, these carriers at the moment present service to 10 cities nonstop, and connect with lots of of locations worldwide. The airport serves 1.6 million passengers yearly and employs 6,000 individuals immediately and not directly, with a $16.9 million annual working price range and an financial influence of $600 million to the area and native economic system, in line with the City of Islip.
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