ISLIP, NY (AP) – Direct flights from MacArthur Airport on Long Island to Washington, D.C., will begin by the end of March for the first time in a decade.

Newsday reports that US Airways is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday.

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Sen. Charles Schumer, who worked closely with the airline, says flights would depart MacArthur at 6:20 a.m. and 7:49 a.m. daily, and return from Reagan National at 11:35 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The shuttle service to Washington from Long Island ended after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Schumer said the service “is another step in making MacArthur a more important, more convenient and better-used airport for Long Islanders.”

The service is slated to begin March 25.

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