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Atlantic City International Airport

Atlantic City International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorSouth Jersey Transportation Authority
ServesAtlantic City, New Jersey
LocationEgg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Elevation23 m (75 ft)
Aircraft operations99587
Based aircraft70

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Atlantic City International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located nine nautical miles (17 km) northwest of the central business district of Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, it is the major component of a national aviation area that lies on portions of three municipalities: Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, and Hamilton Township. The airport is accessible via Exit 9 on the Atlantic City Expressway. The facility is operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which also owns the terminal building. Most of the land area is owned by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The facility also serves as a base for the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing operating the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, and the United States Coast Guard's Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City operating the HH-65 Dolphin. The airport is adjacent to the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center, a major research and testing hub for the Federal Aviation Administration, and a training center for the Federal Air Marshal Service. It is also an abort landing site for the Space Shuttle.

The airport is served by Spirit Airlines and AirTran Airways. Additionally, Harrah's Entertainment is offering service to select destinations east of the Mississippi River via its Total Rewards Air. This service is being offered as a scheduled charter and only during the summer months. Flights are offered through Gold Transportation on a Sky King or Pace Airlines 737, or similar aircraft.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority has outlined plans for massive terminal expansions (on top of current initiatives) which might be necessary if more air carriers wish to serve the airport. Total passenger traffic at the airport in 2010 was 947,000, making it the 115th busiest airport in the country. The SJTA is currently discussing a possible sale or transfer of the airport's operating lease to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The SJTA owns a small area around the terminal and leases runways and other land from the FAA.

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