Long Island MacArthur Airport’s main terminal is getting $1 million worth of upgrades this year.
The funding will go toward revitalizing LIMA’s baggage claim area, roof, and vestibule, according to the Town of Islip, which operates the airport.
“Our ongoing commitment to improving the airport helps us welcome visitors from outside the state looking to discover all Long Island has to offer,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
The renovation is one of nearly 100 local projects that received a combined total of $87.9 million in New York State economic and community development funding last month.
“Customers frequently evaluate their travel experience based upon airport amenities,” said Islip Commissioner of Aviation Shelley LaRose-Arken. “Fast and efficient baggage claim is high on their list.”
Last year, the airport upgraded runways, signage, the fire rescue building, and its overall travel experience.
The airport serves approximately 1.6 million passengers annually who fly on three major U.S. domestic air carriers at LIMA: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, which currently provide service to 10 cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide.