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Question About Atlantic City Int. Airport  
User currently offlineContinentalGuy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Is Atlantic City in need of a change for a new airport that can handle heavies? ACY is very old and is not large at all. Is there enough international or national demand that could press for a new airport?

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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

You hinted at the problem: there simply isn't much of a demand. Most of AC's patrons hail from nearby Philadelphia and New York City, both of which are within easy driving distance. Tour buses have also proven to be viable options and often include such bonuses as casino coupons, meal vouchers, etc.

IIRC, USAir Express flew (flies) in there, as did (does) Pan Am III.


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Quoting ContinentalGuy (Thread starter):
Is there enough international or national demand that could press for a new airport?

Nowhere near. Perhaps enough to justify an expansion to the current terminal, but traffic levels definitely do not require a new airport. Most of the movements are Spirit Airbusses, with a few CRJs and a single 738 thrown in by Delta, and perhaps a few props.


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 days ago) and read 3732 times:

There just isn't much demand. AC hasn't become a huge national gambling destination, many people just come by car or bus from the neighboring states.

US Express no longer serves ACY, Spirit has about 10-15 flts a day, DL has 1 flt to ATL and 3 to CVG

ACY can handle widebodies as it is an FAA test facility. I often see C-17's, KC10's, some C-5's, 747's, and it was where US tested its A333 when it was first delivered


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7510 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

There are plans in the works for a terminal expansion. At least 2 or 3 of the new gates will be able handle widebodies. NK will obviously be the main benefactor of the newly expanded terminal.

http://www2.sjta.com/acairport/expansion.asp

Note: the taxiway marked (Under Construction) (aka Taxiway P) has since been completed and opened.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

We are expanding, but there really is no market for int'l since we are surrounded on the west by PHL (appx 1 hr drive) and the north by EWR (about 2 hr). The expansion will be to attract more domestic service. Right now there is 10 flts by NK, 3 by DL Connection, and various charters on 737-200 by Ryan and Sky King, and thats it.

I think the airport is looking for one of those Field of Dream scenarios . "If you build it, they will come", but only time will tell.



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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

A little O/T
Anyone else see that Bader Field is closing.

It should be interesing how the city develops the land, especially with the minor leauge baseball stadium right next to it.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 6):
Anyone else see that Bader Field is closing.

AIY To Close In Sept. (by Nkops Jul 19 2006 in Civil Aviation)

I posted the article earlier along with a brief history of AIY.... it's sad really



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Very sad to hear about Bader Field...As I have also posted many times before, this airport was one of the busiest GA and commuter airliner airports in the nation for many years. It served as the nations first official STOL-port when DHC used it for testing of the first Dash 7 airliner. I have many fond memories of the Allegheny Commuter Beech 18's & Twin Otters and the many Eastern, Northwest and Continental commuter planes that operated in and out of this airport. It was really the DCA/LGA of commuter airports. A visit there last year was one of the most depressing things I have ever seen in aviation as it has been intentionally run into the ground, because of 20 years of political action to shut it down. Typical of Atlantic City corrupt mentality and why I no longer live there!

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