Frontier Airlines recently celebrated its one millionth passenger to board a flight on one of its planes at Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) in Ronkonkoma.
Airline workers, customers, community members, and Town of Islip officials that operate LIMA gathered for the celebration on June 26 along with the one millionth passenger. The passenger, who was on an Atlanta-bound flight, won a travel voucher for a future Frontier Airlines flight.
“We’re very excited to celebrate one million passengers in Islip,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier Airlines senior vice president of commercial. “We are incredibly appreciative of the remarkable support from the community and our outstanding airport partner. We look forward to continuing to grow our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ service in Islip.”
Since beginning service at LIMA in 2017, Frontier has grown its presence steadily and now offers eight non-stop routes from there. Frontier Airlines serves the following destinations, seasonally and year-round, nonstop from LIMA: Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers. Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Its newest nonstop city from LIMA is Raleigh-Durham, which launched April 30.
“Frontier offers a variety of choices for passengers traveling from our area, and also boosts local tourism as we welcome visitors to discover all Long Island has to offer,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Denver, Frontier boasts the youngest fleet in the industry, comprising more than 85 Airbus A320 aircraft. It serves more than 100 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Dominican Republic, and Mexico, bringing many new options to Long Island.
Besides Frontier, 1.6 million LIMA customers annually also enjoy flights on American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The three carriers currently provide service to 10 cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide from the airport.
“Frontier Airlines values the convenience we offer customers at MacArthur Airport,” said Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “They understand Long Island residents do not want to fight traffic, stand in long lines, and deal with crowded New York City airport terminals. In turn, Frontier provides low fares and many nonstop options that make traveling easy and inexpensive. Frontier understands the attractiveness of smaller metro airports, reflecting industry trends and traveler preference.”