Long Island MacArthur Airport

The Town of Islip owns and operates MacArthur Airport (ISP), located in Ronkonkoma, 50 miles outside New York City. More than 5,000 people fly MacArthur Airport each day, making it one of the top 110 airports in the United States MacArthur Airport is a public airport located on Long Island, in Ronkonkoma, Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is approximately one mile south of the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Railroad and has a dedicated shuttle to connect the airport to the rail line. MacArthur Airport covers an area of 1,311 acres (531 ha) containing four runways and two helipads. The Town owns and operates the airport, which serves approximately two million commercial passengers a year, as well as a thriving general aviation sector. The Department of Aviation is led by the Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation, who works closely with the Town Board to manage and steward the airport. Departments include Airport Operations, Custodial, Fire Rescue, Law Enforcement, Maintenance, and Public Affairs.

Located between Montauk Point 67 miles (108 km) to the east and Manhattan 50 miles (71 km) to the west, MacArthur Airport serves primarily the three million residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties. In addition, the airport serves travelers from the Greater New York Metropolitan Area and around the nation who want a more convenient alternative to the congestion at JFK and LaGuardia airports – both located in Queens.

The FAA designated MacArthur Airport an Official Metro Airport in early 2011, meaning it is now grouped with LaGuardia, JFK and Newark in travel and informational searches for New York airports, providing better exposure to the traveling public. MacArthur Airport, which does not share the congested air space of the city-centric airports, also has an exceptional record of on-time performance.

Go to www.macarthurairport.com for more information.

Long Island MacArthur Airport

Administrative Office
100 Arrival Ave Suite 100
Ronkonkoma NY 11779

Phone Numbers
Airport switchboard (631) 467-3300
General information (631) 467-3210

Emergency Number
Airport Security (631) 467-3315

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Traveling West to East - LIE (495), Exit 57, South Service Road-second light on service road will be Veterans Memorial Highway (454), turn right on Veteran Memorial Highway, travel approximately five (5) miles to Johnson Avenue, (will see signs for Airport) turn left into the Airport.

Southern State Parkway - Exit 44, East, Sunrise Highway (27), travel approximately five (5) miles to Exit 49, go to second light on service road (Johnson Avenue), turn left on Johnson Avenue, travel north (approximately one (1) mile) to the Airport.

Traveling West to East - Sunrise Highway (27), travel to Exit 49, go to second light on service road (Johnson Avenue), turn left on Johnson Avenue, travel north (approximately one (1) mile) to the Airport.

Traveling East to West - Sunrise Hwy to (Exit 50A), turn right on Johnson Avenue travel north (approximately one (1) mile) to the Airport.

Traveling East to West - LIE (495), Exit 60, North Service Road (second light on service road will be Ronkonkoma Avenue), turn left on Ronkonkoma Avenue, travel over bridge; road becomes Smithtown Avenue (road just changes name). At light, turn left on Lakeland Avenue. At light, turn left on Veterans Memorial Highway. Travel on Veterans Memorial Highway until you reach Johnson Avenue, turn left into Airport.

From Port Jefferson - LIE to Nichols Road South, west on Sunrise Hwy to (Exit 50A), turn right on Johnson Avenue travel north (approximately one (1) mile) to the Airport.

From Northeast U.S, including upstate NY - Take I-95 to I-695 (Throgs Neck Expressway). I-695 becomes I-295 (Clearview Expressway) Cross Throgs Neck Bridge. Stay on I-295 to I-495 East (LIE) (follow LIE West to East directions above).

By Train - The LIRR MacArthur Airport Package offers a convenient, discounted rail/shuttle option to/from Ronkonkoma Train station, just 1.5 miles from the airport. For more information, please check the LIRR website at http://mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/MacArthur.htm

On-Site transportation
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A shuttle bus to the Long Island Railroad's Ronkonkoma station picks up passengers outside the baggage wing in front of the terminal for a cost of $5.

Taxis are located across the street from the baggage claim. A complete list of pricing, as well as contact numbers is also available inside the terminal building atrium.

Airline Info


American Airlines: www.AA.com Telephone: 1-800-433-7300

Destinations: Philadelphia

Connections to: More than 800 destinations worldwide


Frontier Airlines: www.FlyFrontier.com Reservation hotline: 1-801-401-9000 Local Customer Service: 631-468-7489

Destinations: Daily Nonstop Service to Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

Nonstop Service to New Orleans 4x weekly.

Additional Nonstop flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul start Spring, 2018.


Southwest Airlines: www.southwest.com Reservation hotline: 1-800-435-9792

Destinations: Daily, direct flights to Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA) and West Palm Beach (PBI) with connecting service to more than 40 destinations covering the continental United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Connections to: Birmingham, Chicago, Denver, Louisville, New Orleans, St. Louis, Seattle, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles; Cancun, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; Punta Cana,  Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Disabled Persons
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  • People with valid disabled parking permits can park in the short-term (hourly) lot if they cannot use the long-term parking lot. At the time of payment the disabled permit must be presented in order to be charged the reduced rate.
  • Skycaps for wheelchair assistance or porter service can be arranged by contacting your airline.
  • Consult your airline for assistance with baggage, ticketing or transportation to your departure gate. The individual airlines will provide specialized services for people with disabilities.

For any additional questions involving individuals with disabilities please call (631) 467-3315.

On-Site Car Rental Agencies
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National: Telephone: 1(800) 227-7368

Avis: www.avis.com Telephone: (631) 981-5041

Budget: www.budget.com Telephone: 1(800) 527-0700

Enterprise: www.enterprise.com Telephone: (631) 737-3722

Hertz: www.hertz.com Telephone: (631) 737-9200

Thrifty: www.thrifty.com Telephone: (631) 737-9200

Filing a Noise Complaint

Hotline: (631) 224-5306
A postcard confirming receipt of the complaint will be issued in the mail.