Atlantic City airport looks to add more low-cost carriers as Spirit Airlines resume flights
Atlantic City International Airport has started looking out to add more low-cost carriers with Spirit Airlines flights being resumed now.
Bart Mueller, Executive Director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the airport's owner and operator, recently said in a statement that Atlantic City has gradually transformed from a gaming hub to a full-service tourist destination. It is, therefore, in order that the Atlantic City International Airport is now looking out for flight options outside of the traditional metropolitan area and Florida route.
Mueller said that even casino properties owners are of the view that there is need to bring people from cities like Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, as well as people from outside America.
Mueller further said that out of the 800 airports in U.S., Atlantic City International Airport is currently the 108th busiest serving 1.4 million passengers annually. He hoped that by adding new direct flight options and low-cost carriers the traffic will be doubled.
The airport is all set to open three new gates and a federal customs facility in 75,000 square feet of additional space this summer.