MacArthur Airport

100 Arrivals Avenue Ronkonkoma
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-467-3210
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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the federal government wished to build an airfield on Town-owned land for potential military purposes as the United States entered into World War II. Constructions of the airport complete in 1942, with three paved runways and a local official suggesting the airport be named after General Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army, and so it was. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation built the first hangar at the airport in 1944 and five years later the federal government returned control of the airport to the Town of Islip. Thusly, the Town built the airport’s first terminal in preparation for commercial services. In 1960, Allegheny Airlines was the first commercial airline that offered scheduled flights to Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. out of MacArthur Airport and in 1966 the construction of the General Douglas MacArthur Terminal was completed and American Airlines began operating non-stop flights to Chicago. MacArthur has since become a major transportation hub with passenger traffic growing to approximately two million passengers a year through Southwest Airlines and US Airways Express, its two commercial carriers. Southwest Airlines offers non-stop service to several Florida cities including Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando as well as hubs in Baltimore, Chicago and Las Vegas, offering connections through the Southwest system. US Express Airways offers short distance shuttle flights to a hub at Philadelphia Airport where passengers can make connections to 800 destinations worldwide.

MacArthur Airport Arrivals & Departures

1

Brookhaven Airport

135 Dawn Drive
Shirley - 11967
631-281-5100
2

Bayport Aerodrome

60 Vitamin Drive
Bayport - 11705
631-868-3838
3

LaGuardia Airport

La Guardia Road and 94th Street
Queens - 11371
4

JFK International Airport

JFK Expressway & South Cargo Road
Jamaica - 11430
5

Talmage Field

Friars Head Farm, Inc. ,Rfd 1, 36 Sound Ave
Riverhead - 11901
(516) 727-0124
6

Spadaro Airport

East Moriches - 11940
7

Mattituck Airport

PO Box 1653
Mattituck - 11952
631-298-8330
8

Calverton Executive Airpark

200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead - 11901
631-727-3200
9

East Hampton Airport

200 Daniels Hole Rd
East Hampton - 11937
(631) 537-2202
10

Republic Airport

East Farmingdale - 11735
(631) 752-7707