The boarding area at the Southwest terminal building at Long Island" href="http://www.newsday.com/topic/travel/long-island-PLTRA000031.topic">Long Island-MacArthur Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was received concerning a specific airplane, officials said.

Town of Islip spokeswoman Catherine Green said the plane was a Southwest Boeing Co." href="http://www.newsday.com/topic/economy-business-finance/manufacturing-engineering/aerospace-manufacturing/boeing-co.-ORCRP017215.topic">Boeing 737, Flight 2622 to Chicago's Midway Airport" href="http://www.newsday.com/topic/travel/transportation/air-transportation/midway-airport-PLTRA0000135.topic">Midway Airport. That flight was scheduled to leave MacArthur at 7 a.m. from Gate A4, and 136 passengers were booked on it.

Suffolk County police bomb squad officers swept the plane after the pre-dawn threat was phoned in and nothing was found, officials said. The plane came in from Fort Lauderdale Thursday night.

The airport has resumed normal operation, and 10 flights, including the one to Chicago, were to depart. A US Airways Express commuter flight to Boston with nine passengers departed at 10:20 am, according to the airline.