ISLIP, NY (CBSNewYork) – More than a decade after 9/11 security fears forced the federal government to discontinue direct flights from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport to Washington, DC, the service is being restored.
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It officially launches this Sunday, with twice-daily nonstop flights on US Airways.
Sen. Charles Schumer and the Long Island Congressional delegation will be on hand for the maiden voyage to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
Schumer said the resumption of service sends a message that, “MacArthur is where it’s at.”1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
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