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 24/7, the Southwest ticket counter opens at 3:30am.
With four runways and 1.2M passengers for the 12-month-period ending May 2017, LIMA Airport is served by a number of airlines offering direct and connecting flights to cities around the country, with worldwide connections.
As of August 16, 2017 and up to Spring 2018, Frontier Airlines is phasing in 11 non-stop destinations to
: Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans,Tampa & West Palm Beach.
As of July 2017 LIMA offers 300 nonstop routes (with 1,500 available connetions) and an increase in one-stops (like the winter schedule's San Juan, P.R., and Denver destinations).
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.
For Terminal details at this site open ‘Terminal Map’ and scroll down to the text; for Parking details, open ‘Parking Map’, for ground transportation open ‘Ground Transportation: /Buses & Trains.
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 (completion by late 2019.) 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.
A new marketing campaign between March and Fall 2017 includes advertisements on Long Island Rail Road stations, buses and at radio spots and digital marketing on iphones.