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Airports In & Around Long Island

Where to Fly In and Out of Long Island


Long Islanders have a wide variety of choices when it comes to flying to and from home. Not only are there several Island-based airports, but there are also New York City and New Jersey airports within driving distnace. Here's a list of major airports serving Long Islanders.

Brookhaven Calabro Airport

Located in Shirley, in Suffolk County, this airport is operated by the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of General Aviation. Services at the airport include helicopter tours of Long Island by East End Helicopter.

East Hampton Airport

East Hampton Airport in Wainscott, (631) 324-0770, is owned and operated by the Town of East Hampton. East Hampton Airlines offers chartered flights from this airport. 

Long Island MacArthur Airport

Although this airport is sometimes locally referred to as “Islip Airport,” it is located in Ronkonkoma, but owned and operated by the Town of Islip in Suffolk County. Southwest Airlines and US Airways Express have regularly scheduled flights to and from this airport.

Republic Airport

This airport in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, serves both Nassau and Suffolk. Billing itself as “Long Island’s Executive Airport,” Republic serves passengers on a number of charter flight services, such as Empire Airways, which flies to Florida, the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard and other destinations. Other airlines flying out of Republic include Talon Air, Ventura Air Services, and more. Helicopter and casino charters also fly to and from Republic.

Long Island is also home to a number of smaller, private airports. You can find a list of them at CitiDexLi.com.

New York & New Jersey Airports
Long Islanders can also use the three main airports in New York City and New Jersey.

JFK International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport, located in New York City’s largest borough, Queens, is the area’s hub for national and international flights. Long Islanders can hire a taxi, or take the Long Island Rail Road to the Jamaica station, and then connect to the MTA’s AirTrain, which goes to and from Kennedy terminals, or take buses from Manhattan or Queens to the airport.

For more information, please see JFK Airport.

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport , also located in Queens, offers mostly domestic flights, but also has carriers that fly to Canada and parts of the Caribbean.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Located in New Jersey, Newark Airport’s carriers include Air Canada, American Airlines, SAS, and more. There are a number of ways for Long Islanders to reach the airport.

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