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JetBlue Starting Flights From Long Island

The airline will start flights to three Florida destinations from Long Island MacArthur Airport in October.

A JetBlue Airbus A320-200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

JetBlue has announced that it will be expanding its operations in the New York metropolitan area by starting flights at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). The airline plans on introducing flights to three destinations in October.

Details: JetBlue’s New Long Island Flights

The New York-based airline will fly to three destinations from Long Island. Daily flights to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO) are scheduled to start on Oct. 24, 2024. The airline will also fly to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) four times per week starting on that day as well. The third destination, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), will see four weekly flights starting on Oct. 25, 2024.

All flights will be operated by JetBlue’s Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The airline’s new presence in Long Island will add to its existing operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). JetBlue already serves all three Florida airports from its three other New York-area airports.

Growing Opportunities for Long Island’s Airport

JetBlue will join Breeze, Frontier, and Southwest to become the fourth carrier at Long Island MacArthur Airport. Although the airport saw the likes of carriers such as Allegheny, American, Eastern, Sprit, United, and USAir from the 1960s to 1990s, these airlines began to leave ISP in favor of other New York area airports. The airport now sees between one million and 1.5 million passengers each year.

“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,” Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter said about the new flights. “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.”


Andrew Chen


  • Andrew Chen

    Andrew is a lifelong lover of aviation and travel. He has flown all over the world and is fascinated by the workings of the air travel industry. As a private pilot and glider pilot who has worked with airlines, airports and other industry stakeholders, he is always excited to share his passion for aviation with others. In addition to being a writer, he also hosts Flying Smarter, an educational travel podcast that explores the complex world of air travel to help listeners become better-informed and savvier travelers.

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