JetBlue Expands New York Metro Presence by Announcing it will Serve Long Island MacArthur Airport

June 11, 2024

JetBlue reinforced its role as New York’s Hometown Airline by announcing it will launch service for the first time from Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) with tickets on sale today. Starting this October, JetBlue will begin offering flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). This new service aims to help better serve the many loyal JetBlue customers living on Long Island, providing them with more convenient travel options to popular destinations in Florida.

Strengthening New York's Hometown Airline

As New York’s Hometown Airline for more than 24 years and the only major U.S. airline based in New York City, JetBlue’s expansion onto Long Island underscores its commitment to enhancing connectivity for New Yorkers. This new service will bolster JetBlue's presence in the New York Metro area, complementing its existing operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

"Long Island is an integral part of the New York Metro area, and we are excited to bring our award-winning service to customers in this community," said Dave Jehn, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and airline partnerships. "The addition of Long Island MacArthur Airport to our network will offer more options and greater convenience for customers, and we are proud to provide new opportunities for more Long Islanders to experience our unique combination of low fares and great service."

“It’s no secret that Long Island loves JetBlue, for years residents have asked, and we’ve been listening. As the Town Supervisor, I can say that we are thrilled to embark on this new partnership. We are committed to ensuring the success of our business partners at Long Island MacArthur Airport. Our airport is one of our region’s greatest economic assets, and JetBlue’s success at ISP will certainly enrich our community and beyond. Long Island cannot wait to open its doors to the visitors that will come to New York by way of ISP - Long Island’s hometown airport,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

“We have all worked hard to ensure Long Island travelers have more choices for nonstop destinations. Our hometown airport is convenient, has efficient security lines, and provides an overall stress-free travel experience. Long Islanders have waited for New York’s hometown airline, JetBlue, for 24 years, and this is a great day for our community and MacArthur Airport!” said Shelley LaRose-Arken, Long Island MacArthur Airport commissioner.

“More Long Islanders will be flying to and from MacArthur Airport now that JetBlue will soon begin flights from Islip to Orlando, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. I have long encouraged JetBlue to start service at LI MacArthur because Long Islanders need increased travel options, and the success of the airport is key to a more vibrant Long Island economy,” said Senator Charles Schumer of New York.

“Under the stewardship of Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken the airport has soared to greater heights, and I will continue working with them to secure federal funding to make improvements and attract even more service. I applaud JetBlue for their decision, and I will continue working with all stakeholders to build MacArthur Airport into a roaring economic engine and world-class transportation hub,” Schumer added.

New Flight Schedule

To/From Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP):

   

Frequency:

   

Begins:

   

Orlando (MCO)

   

1x daily

   

10/24/2024

   

West Palm Beach (PBI)

   

4x weekly

   

10/24/2024

   

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

   

4x weekly

   

10/25/2024

   

Enhancing the Customer Experience

JetBlue’s new service at Long Island MacArthur Airport will allow customers to enjoy the airline’s award-winning, customer-centric experience including the most legroom in coach1, seatback entertainment at every seat and fast, free, unlimited Fly-Fi2 on all flights.

In addition to providing more travel options, JetBlue’s presence at Long Island MacArthur Airport is expected to contribute to the local economy through job creation and increased tourism. JetBlue currently employs more than 8,800 crewmembers in the state of New York.

Book Better with JetBlue

To celebrate today’s announcement, and for a limited time, travelers can take advantage of special $49 one-way fares for flights on these new routes, available online only on www.jetblue.com.3

Customers who book directly through jetblue.com are guaranteed to find our lowest fares and can enjoy additional benefits including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, as well as fare sales and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third-parties; the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue points and participate in Points Pooling; seamless seat selections and upgrades to Even More® Space; 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels; and more.