RONKONKOMA - Local travelers heading to the nation's capital once again have the option of flying out of MacArthur Airport.

After more than a decade, U.S. Airways today resumed twice-daily flights to Washington, D.C. from the Ronkonkoma airport.

Passengers who boarded the U.S. Airways maiden voyage were greeted by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci.

The flights from MacArthur Airport were stopped after the 9/11 attacks, when security fears led the U.S. government to limit air travel into the capital.