Below is an excerpt from Innovate LI’s spotlight on the “Fly Islip Now” initiative spearheaded by Joe Campolo.

The HIA-LI, the Town of Islip and Ronkonkoma-based law firm Campolo, Middleton & McCormick are teaming up to give Long Island MacArthur Airport some much-needed thrust.

The three entities are circulating a brief business survey designed to convince airlines that may be considering the town-owned LIMA as a service destination. Featuring questions about estimated business-travel budgets, the likelihood of using MacArthur Airport if more commercial flights became available and the potential use of the airport as a marketing channel, the survey aims to “show these airlines our support” and “demonstrate the power and cohesiveness of the Long Island business community,” according to Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Managing Partner Joseph Campolo.

“For years, despite having a world-class airport in our backyard, the Long Island business community has lamented the lack of direct-flight destination options from MacArthur Airport,” Campolo told Innovate Long Island. “Today, several airlines are considering making a new home here … increasing service at the airport would be a monumental step forward for the region’s long-term economic viability.”

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