Frontier Airlines, LIRR and Airport Bring Beach Back to Penn Station

Beach Umbrellas Replace Rain Gear as MacArthur Airport, (ISP) and Frontier Airlines Bring Sunshine to Penn Station

Islip, NY, April 18, 2018 –New York weather features rain, wind, and clouds, but today, Frontier Airlines, Long Island Railroad, and MacArthur Airport brought the beach back to NYC’s Penn Station, as the trio announced a cooperative marketing and promotional event at Penn Station.

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“We want to remind commuters at Penn Station, that they can make an easy getaway from MacArthur Airport (ISP) to many destinations, and trade their rain umbrellas for beach umbrellas and sunshine,” explained Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “We have some exciting new destinations at ISP, and today, we are promoting them in a fun way, that brings the beach to commuters for one day,” she added.

Frontier-the Low Fares Done Right-Airline-began non-stop service from MacArthur Airport (ISP) to Orlando (MCO) in 2017. Frontier launched Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis-St Paul, and San Juan on April 8 and 9, and will begin service to Myrtle Beach on May 20. Frontier also serves Tampa and West Palm Beach.

“At Penn Station, we are highlighting sunny spots Frontier is serving, such as the new flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Myrtle Beach, along with Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach,” said LaRose-Arken. “We’ll be giving away sun screen and bag tags, and tempting travelers to book their getaways now. Long Island residents forget how easy travel can be from ISP, and there are so many new choices for nonstop travel,” she added.

Long Island Railroad’s Ronkonkoma line, one of the railroad’s main hubs, arrives just one mile north of ISP. Additionally, Ronkonkoma Station offers travelers hourly service to and from New York City.

Passengers traveling through Penn Station during the promotional event, learned of the convenience of taking the LIRR to Ronkonkoma Station’s MacArthur Airport Shuttle, and of LIRR’s “Long Island Getaway Packages,” which includes train tickets, and the $5 shuttle ride from the Ronkonkoma Station to MacArthur Airport. The Penn Station event featured Frontier Airlines ticket giveaways, and highlighted low fares to and from ISP.

“We are raising awareness that MacArthur Airport is an easy-to-use gateway for getaways. Travelers can fly into ISP to conduct business, visit family and quickly discover all Long Island has to offer. Also, Long Island residents can hop on a flight from stress-free ISP to escape to the Caribbean and other warm-weather destinations,” explained Town of Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter.


Long Island MacArthur Airport customers enjoy flights on three major US domestic air carriers: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Together these carriers currently provide service to fifteen cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport serves 1.3M passengers annually and employs 6000 people, with a $16.1M annual operating budget and an economic impact of $600M to the region and local economy.

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