Town, Airport Officials Welcome Elite Airways to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter led a succession of local dignitaries in welcoming Elite Airways to Long Island MacArthur Airport today. At an airport press conference this morning, Elite Airways President John Pearsall together with Supervisor Angie Carpenter announced three new destinations that will be offered from Long Island MacArthur Airport to popular vacation destinations in the Northeast and Southeast.

“I am thrilled that the Town of Islip is entering into a partnership with Elite Airways,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The addition of Elite to the Long Island MacArthur Airport family will offer both residents and those living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the opportunity to travel to some of the most desirable vacation destinations along the east coast and do so from Long Island MacArthur Airport, the kinder, gentler airport.”

“Elite Airways is pleased to be bringing three new destinations to Long Island MacArthur Airport, with a convenient schedule that is designed for weekend getaways to popular vacation destinations including Myrtle Beach, Orlando-Melbourne, and Portland, Maine,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “We anticipate passenger demand to be strong for these new routes and thank airport and community leaders for their support.”

“The arrival of Elite Airways to Long Island MacArthur Airport is good news for the entire region as it will result in new destinations and more expedient travel for businesses and families, and thus the LIA commends the efforts of Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board to keep growing the airport to reach its immense economic potential,” said Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA).

Currently based out of Portland, Maine, Elite Airways offers flights to Orlando-Melbourne Florida, and services travelers visiting Vero Beach and Naples, Florida. Non-stop service from Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) begins June 17th, 2016. Elite Airways originally operated as a charter air service, but was authorized as a scheduled air carrier in 2012. Their team now has a fleet of eleven Bombardier regional jets. Visit for more information.

Pictured (l-r): Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.; Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik; Councilman Steve Flotteron; Congressman Peter King; John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways; Supervisor Angie Carpenter; County Executive Steve Bellone; Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Assemblyman Joe Saladino.