Southwest Airlines and US Airways Express fly out of Long Island MacArthur Airport, formerly known as Islip Airport. As of March 2015, the busiest domestic routes out of Long Island MacArthur Airport include Baltimore, Maryland; Orlando, Florida; and West Palm Beach, Florida.
As of 2015, Southwest Airlines offers daily direct flights from MacArthur to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and three destinations in Florida, with connecting flights to dozens of destinations in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. US Airways Express operates daily express flights to Philadelphia, with connecting flights to more than 800 global destinations. US Airways Express has been flying out of Islip for more than 50 years.
Long Island MacArthur Airport is a public airport, owned and operated by the town of Islip, in Long Island, New York. The airport covers more than 1,000 acres and has four runways and two helipads. McArthur airport is located four miles from the Long Island Expressway, and offers a dedicated shuttle bus service to the nearby Ronkonkoma Railroad station.
Islip Airport opened for commercial operation in 1961. In 1978, it was renamed the Long Island MacArthur Airport, to reflect its regional location and honor General Douglas MacArthur. As of 2015, more than 5,000 people fly in and out of the airport every day.