Spirit Airlines starts A.C.-Chicago flights

Posted: March 04, 2011

Spirit Airlines began daily nonstop service Friday between Atlantic City and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

The Chicago flight leaves at 3:15 p.m. from Atlantic City International Airport. The flight departs Chicago at 5:05 p.m., arriving in Atlantic City at 7:55 p.m.

The Chicago service will be five days a week, and then daily after April 1. Beginning in April, the Atlantic City flight will continue from Chicago to Los Angeles. Spirit will offer connecting service in Chicago to Las Vegas.

Spirit now flies nonstop to Boston; Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. from Atlantic City.

AirTran Airways flies nonstop to its hub in Atlanta from Atlantic City airport, which served more than 1.4 million passengers in 2010.    - Linda Loyd

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