NEW YORK - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering taking over operation of Atlantic City International Airport to help reduce air traffic congestion at New York-area airports, officials said Thursday.
The agency said Thursday that it had authorized $3 million for a feasibility study that will look at financial, legal, and environmental issues.
The Port Authority operates the New York area's three major airports - Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy, and LaGuardia - in addition to Teterboro Airport in North Jersey and Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y.
Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia annually handle more than 100 million passengers. Delays at any often have a ripple effect on air travel throughout the United States.