The year 2020 represents the largest ever challenge in the history of aviation. Despite this, MacArthur Airport immediately prioritized health and safety concerns with high-technology air purification systems, and prepared for the future with an unparalleled commitment to its infrastructure, customer development, and overall improvements.
“We remain steadfast in helping Long Island withstand, recover, and rebuild from the devastating effects of COVID-19 in 2020,” said Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Our top priority was to improve the airport so it could safely continue to serve our community. Immediately, that meant health and wellness for travelers including installing an innovative 24/7 pathogen reduction system, making COVID testing signups easy at the airport, adding antimicrobial films to high touch areas, and more,” she added.
“From the start, we looked for best practices along with innovation. The State of New York was hit hard along with the rest of the country. We faced a rapidly changing set of circumstances and needed to quickly adapt in the best interest of our customers and the community,” said MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “We also understood that the airport plays a key role as an economic engine for Long Island and that jobs – directly and indirectly – connected to our airport were at stake. We committed to stay safe and work hard for our airport and community,” she added.
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