Long Island MacArthur Airport ISP -
also referred to as 'LIMA' - serves the densely populated Counties of Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island, and is the gateway to New York City. For Long Islanders the small airport is a convenient alternative to the New York metropolitan area’s larger airports, offering more on-time airline departures, parking choices at low fees, a free cell phone lot for picking up passengers, and free parking for Islip residents with the proper permits. The FAA designates LIMA in their quarterly directory now as a New York Airport.
LIMA is located in the town of Ronkonkoma and is situated close to the Long Island Expressway (I-495), the Sunrise Highway Route 27, and is accessible via Southern State Parkway. It is situated 50 miles east of Manhattan.
While the terminal is open 7/124, the Southwest ticket counter opens at 3:30am. For new Elite Airways service information open eliteairways.com or call 877-393-2510.
With four runways and an estimated yearly passenger count of 1.6 million, LIMA Airport is served by a number of airlines offering direct and connecting flights to cities around the country, with worldwide connections.
NOTE: Depending on the time of day, it is recommended that you arrive at the passenger terminal between 90 minutes and two hours piror to your scheduled flight departure.
LIMA has its own radio frequency 1630 AM, which is audible within half a mile from the Airport.
Long Island MacArthur Airport has one passenger terminal.
Current and future Airport developments:
While in the past few years passenger count has decreased - the news that a U.S. Customs facility will be built at MacArthur Airport points to future international travel and/or transfer passengers. Also, once the second Long Island Rail Road track under construction between Farmingdale & Ronkonkoma Hub is completed, many Long Islanders who currently use the congested LaGuardia Airport - will then opt to use McArthur Airport instead.
Furthermore, a new marketing campaign between March and Fall 2017 will include advertisements on Long Island Rail Road stations, buses and at radio spots and digital marketing on iphones.