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Southwest announces nonstop flights from MacArthur Airport to Nashville

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Music City, here you go.

Regular nonstop Southwest Airlines flights from Islip to Nashville, Tennessee, and back will start taking off on June 6, Long Island MacArthur Airport officials announced Thursday.

The less than two-hour flights are immediately available for booking.

“We welcome this exciting new addition to Southwest’s nonstop cities from MacArthur Airport, and know Long Island will love this opportunity,” said Islip Town Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken said.

“While 2020 was an extremely difficult year for air transportation, we are optimistic and see a 2021 rebound, as people are ready to safely travel again,” she added.

Here’s where to go in Nashville

Heralded worldwide for its music scene, Nashville is also recognized for its lively food, art culture and sports scene. Here are some highlights:

• Ascend Amphitheater
• Grand Ole Opry
• Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
• African American Music Museum
• Music Row
• Centennial Park
• The Parthenon
• Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
• NHL’s Nashville Predators
• NFL’s Tennessee Titans
• NASCAR Cup Series, scheduled for June 18-20, 2021 at the Nashville Superspeedway
• NCAA football’s Transperfect Music City Bowl

“This is a great addition to the travel options already available at MacArthur Airport,” Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter said, while noting the airport’s convenient parking options and “stress-free TSA experience.”

The nonstop fares start at $110 one way, officials said.

For the latest information on events and best practices for healthy travel in Nashville, click here.

Top: Nashville skyline courtesy of Unsplash’s Brandon Jean.