Friday, May 02, 2014

Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP), New York

Letter: Airport's woes found in prices

Published: May 2, 2014 6:22 PM

I agree with the letter saying why Long Island MacArthur Airport's business is declining ["Free advice for MacArthur Airport," April 30].

I would like to add one more item to the writer's list: The prices are too high. I recently tried to book a round trip for my wife and me to Chicago on Southwest, the only major airline at MacArthur Airport. Instead, we will be flying out of LaGuardia Airport and will save more than $550. On top of that, they're non-stop flights both ways.

Wayne Mortak, West Babylon


Letter: Free advice for MacArthur Airport 

Islip town is spending $100,000 for consultants to evaluate the declining use of Long Island MacArthur Airport ["Consultants hired to aid struggling airport," News, April 24].

Let me do it for free:

1. No direct rail access.

2. Parking is too expensive.

3. Zero advertising to eastern Nassau County.

4. No direct flights other than to some Florida airports.

Offer cheap parking and subsidized limousine and taxi service, provide flights to almost all destinations east of Chicago non-stop, and let the public know about it.

Arthur Abrahamsen, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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