November 8, 2014 |
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.
June 1, 2013 |
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.
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.
May 16, 2012 |
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.
May 10, 2011 |
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.
November 23, 2010 |
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.
January 24, 2010 |
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.
November 29, 2009 |
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.
November 5, 2009 |
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.
March 8, 2009 |
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.