September 15th, 2020 – Long Island MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken shared today, that 5 states with nonstop or connecting service from the airport are released from the State of New York’s Covid-19 Travel Advisory list requiring quarantine. This immediately affects MacArthur Airport customers by making many popular destinations immediately available for travel without restrictions. These states include:
1 – Nonstop open for booking now, recommencing April, 2021
States are removed from the Travel Advisory list upon falling back below NY’s 7 day rolling average threshold of positive tests of 10%, or number of positive cases of 10 per 100,000 residents.
2 – Nonstop for sale now, commencing March, 2021
“This is a good day for Long Island, as travelers can begin thinking about flying again to many nonstop and connecting destinations that have been under quarantine restrictions for quite some time,” said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We have been innovating and preparing at the airport since this past Spring, to be able to serve our customers with the highest standards of care and comfort,” she added.
In March, 2020, Long Island MacArthur Airport was the first in the country to install and activate a continuous air and surface pathogen reduction system that operates 24/7 to remove viruses and bacteria from occupied spaces. Additionally, the airport utilizes antimicrobial films on high-touch points throughout the terminal. The airlines serving ISP are upholding heightened disinfection standards both in the airport and onboard the aircraft.
“The hard work of our staff and the foresight of our leadership enables us to offer our customers peace of mind when returning to travel. Our facility is known for its convenience, extra space and ease of use, attributes valued more now than ever in today’s environment,” explained LaRose-Arken.
“We are committed to adhering to the highest health standards including physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washing hands. We know Long Island residents are ready to prudently visit family, take a much-needed holiday, or travel for business. Removing these states from restrictions is an important step forward,” said Supervisor Carpenter.