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November 27, 2012
A $25.1 million, 75,000 square-foot expansion of Atlantic City International Airport officially opened Monday. State and local officials were on hand for the grand opening. The project includes an expanded terminal, larger baggage claim, new passenger boarding bridges, and a federal inspection station for processing international flights. Despite its name, the airport has no scheduled international service. Currently, one commercial passenger carrier, Spirit Airlines, serves Atlantic City.
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November 5, 2009 | By Bart R. Mueller
Next time you fight through the crowded terminals at Philadelphia International Airport, or sit belted in your seat while a queue of planes waits to get off the ground, the need for a second major airport in the region might seem self-evident. Such relief is neither far-fetched nor far away. Atlantic City International Airport became the region's second international airport when service to Canada launched last month. A new $25 million federal inspection station will allow it to provide immigration, agriculture, safety, and security services for intercontinental flights.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2003 | By Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Atlantic City International Airport is rolling out two new services just in time for the holiday travel season. Starting tomorrow, a shuttle service will provide point-to-point passenger pickup and drop-off, and starting Saturday, the airport will offer curbside check-in for the first time. Both services will continue indefinitely. The shuttle service, to be called Yellow Van, will be run by Penrose L.L.C. of Atlantic City, which is affiliated with the city's Yellow Cab Co. Most trips will cost $9 per person.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Atlantic City International Airport has added 850 jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues to the region over the last three years, according to a study released Monday. The finding is encouraging news for officials who hope to make the airport a hub of economic growth for the region, which has long relied on casinos. Atlantic City's casino industry is mired in a 41/2-year decline brought about by the establishment of casinos in Pennsylvania and worsened by the poor economy.
NEWS
August 30, 1989 | By Mike Schurman and David Johnston, Special to The Inquirer
The two most powerful elected officials in Atlantic County said in interviews yesterday that Atlantic City was blocking creation of a regional airport and that it might be necessary to create a major airport without the city. State Sen. William L. Gormley (R., Atlantic) and Atlantic County Executive Richard Squires said in separate interviews yesterday that no progress had been made since a February news conference, when beaming city and county officials announced they had reached an accord that called for new terminal facilities in place by the mid-1990s.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In another blow to Atlantic City, United Airlines will end flights in and out of Atlantic City International Airport on Dec. 3, saying the service to Chicago and Houston did not meet expectations. United, based in Chicago, arrived to great fanfare eight months ago - celebratory balloons, beach umbrellas, and praise from officials including Gov. Christie - when it launched daily nonstop service April 1 to Chicago's O'Hare and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airports. United was the first major carrier to begin new passenger service in several years at the airport in Egg Harbor Township.
NEWS
May 10, 1988 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A new special agency to run Atlantic City International Airport would be created under legislation introduced yesterday by Sen. William L. Gormley (R., Atlantic). Business and government leaders say the expansion and improvement of the airport - just 10 minutes from the Boardwalk - is vital to Atlantic City's economic renewal. The new agency would be called the South Jersey and Atlantic Transportation Authority, and one of its goals would be to attract regular passenger service to the airfield.
NEWS
October 2, 2002 | By Jake Wagman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bulgarian authorities negotiated the release yesterday of a law student detained after he was found with two box cutters at Atlantic City International Airport. Nikolay V. Dzhonev, 21, was charged with attempting to take a dangerous weapon onto an airplane - a federal offense under post-Sept. 11 regulations - after airport screeners discovered the box cutters and a pair of trimming scissors in his carry-on backpack. Dzhonev, a student in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, spent the summer working at a Wawa in North Wildwood, N.J. He told FBI agents that he thought the box cutters would be "novelties" in his country, according to court documents.
NEWS
October 19, 1988 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Support for turning Atlantic City International Airport into a full-fledged airport with regularly scheduled flights appears to be growing, but already concerns are being expressed about how the facility would operate and about noise from jetliners swooping over housing developments. Government officials from municipalities near Atlantic City as well as business leaders, state officials and casino operators yesterday pushed for improvement of the little-used airport near Pomona as a way to spur tourism and bring more business and industry to Atlantic City and South Jersey.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2008 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the dedication yesterday of a $26.3 million parking facility, officials at Atlantic City International Airport are flying in the face of an aviation industry beset with climbing fuel prices and descending service. But after a record-setting year here in 2007 - with more than one million passengers moving through its terminal - the airport's operators say continued improvements and investments will benefit the facility and the region's economy. "The key to the success of this airport is to make it as user-friendly as possible, and this new garage is part of doing just that," said New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri, who also is the chairman of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the airport.
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November 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In another blow to Atlantic City, United Airlines will end flights in and out of Atlantic City International Airport on Dec. 3, saying the service to Chicago and Houston did not meet expectations. United, based in Chicago, arrived to great fanfare eight months ago - celebratory balloons, beach umbrellas, and praise from officials including Gov. Christie - when it launched daily nonstop service April 1 to Chicago's O'Hare and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airports. United was the first major carrier to begin new passenger service in several years at the airport in Egg Harbor Township.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to leverage its expertise from running five New York City-area airports to attract more flights and travelers to Atlantic City International Airport. Under a 15-year agreement, the South Jersey Transportation Authority will pay the Port Authority $500,000 a year to assume control of airport operations, air-service development, and marketing effective July 1. The Port Authority operates New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., and Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports in New Jersey.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2012
A $25.1 million, 75,000 square-foot expansion of Atlantic City International Airport officially opened Monday. State and local officials were on hand for the grand opening. The project includes an expanded terminal, larger baggage claim, new passenger boarding bridges, and a federal inspection station for processing international flights. Despite its name, the airport has no scheduled international service. Currently, one commercial passenger carrier, Spirit Airlines, serves Atlantic City.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If they build it, will we come? Construction crews are finishing a $27 million, 75,000-square-foot expansion of Atlantic City International Airport that will add new gates and a federal inspection station for international flights and expand the baggage-claim area. Plans are under way for a $40 million connector road to better link the airport to the Atlantic City Expressway by 2016. A new parking garage has been built, and a contract has been awarded for a hotel adjacent to the airport, although construction has not begun.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Atlantic City International Airport has added 850 jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues to the region over the last three years, according to a study released Monday. The finding is encouraging news for officials who hope to make the airport a hub of economic growth for the region, which has long relied on casinos. Atlantic City's casino industry is mired in a 41/2-year decline brought about by the establishment of casinos in Pennsylvania and worsened by the poor economy.
NEWS
November 23, 2010 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Atlantic City International Airport is buckling up this week for the start of the busy holiday travel season, but the facility already has hosted a record number of passengers this year. Despite a sputtering economy and Atlantic City casino revenues that continue to plummet, the number of passengers on commercial flights was up 36 percent in the first 10 months of 2010 compared to the same period last year, according to Sharon Gordon, a spokeswoman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the airport.
NEWS
January 24, 2010 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Atlantic City International Airport appears to be a travel anomaly: Flights often arrive and depart early, or at least on time, and security personnel go out of their way to be courteous as they paw through passengers' toiletries. Thanks to the airport's proximity to the Federal Aviation Administration's technical laboratory and an emerging aviation research park, the latest safety gadgets are the norm here. The type of screening devices at Atlantic City might have prevented the six-hour terminal shutdown Jan. 3 at Newark Liberty International Airport, officials said.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2009 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
E-ZPass, the world's largest electronic toll system, is now at airports near you - including parking lots at Atlantic City International Airport. You can also use E-ZPass to pay for parking at five other airports: Newark, N.J.; and John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Albany, and Syracuse, all in New York. But not Philadelphia International Airport. Yet. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which operates parking at the Philadelphia airport, is scheduled to meet tomorrow with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to discuss putting E-ZPass in some parking-toll lanes at the airport here.
NEWS
November 5, 2009 | By Bart R. Mueller
Next time you fight through the crowded terminals at Philadelphia International Airport, or sit belted in your seat while a queue of planes waits to get off the ground, the need for a second major airport in the region might seem self-evident. Such relief is neither far-fetched nor far away. Atlantic City International Airport became the region's second international airport when service to Canada launched last month. A new $25 million federal inspection station will allow it to provide immigration, agriculture, safety, and security services for intercontinental flights.
NEWS
March 8, 2009 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The plan would shift up to 50,000 commercial flights annually from Philadelphia International Airport to Atlantic City's airport - the equivalent of an extra jet taking off or landing there every eight minutes, 365 days a year, during the 18-hour flight day. On the ground, tens of thousands more people could be at the midsize regional airport each day and traveling Atlantic County roads to get there. Reps. Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.) and Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) say permanently moving routes to Atlantic City International Airport, which is 12 miles inland in Egg Harbor Township, might solve air-traffic woes in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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