Atlantic City International Airport (ACY/KACY)

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Atlantic City is famous for its beaches, its boardwalk and its casinos.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Atlantic City International is a well-situated alternative to the region’s big New York City and Philadelphia airports.
  • As a joint-use airport with unrestricted airspace, the airport experiences fewer delays compared to nearby regional airports which operate in congested airspace.
  • Atlantic City International is the home airport to a world class resort destination including miles of famous New Jersey Shoreline, over 20 golf courses within 30 minutes drive, over 20,000 hotel rooms, 12 casinos, dining, entertainment, convention space and more…

Altlantic City International route map

With the launch this summer of United Airlines’ direct flights to Houston Intercontinental and Chicago O’Hare the number of destinations served with a single stop will increase significantly.

Atlantic City offers a range of challenges to the enthusiastic golfer with over 20 courses within a 30-minute drive. For sailing enthusiasts there is Atlantic City Race Week which takes place in mid-July, while the annual Atlantic City Air Show (“Thunder Over the Boardwalk”) will take place in 2014 in mid-August. This year the USAF Thunderbirds are once again expected to perform.

Marketing and other support

  • Atlantic City International has formed solid strategic partnerships with Atlantic City Alliance, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and other local tourism organizations.
  • In December 2013 the airport introduced its new Air Service Incentive Program. This waives airport fees and provides marketing support to help offset the substantial airline costs associated with introducing new or expanded service in a market.
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the South Jersey Transportation Authority developed the incentive program in accordance with FAA guidelines. The incentive program is based on information that the Port Authority has gathered from numerous discussions with airlines and other air service stakeholders as part of its ongoing efforts to attract air service to Atlantic City. The new incentive program addresses some of the risk that an air carrier faces when committing its most valuable asset to a new market. By providing marketing support and waiving landing, rent, and other airport fees, Atlantic City International demonstrates its willingness to share risks by helping support the service as the market matures. The total value of the incentive will vary based on the weight of an aircraft, the number of new routes, and the amount of airport support space that is required. The term of the incentive, which is regulated by the FAA, is limited to 24 months. It is available to any carrier that serves a new nonstop, year-round route at least three times a week. There are also other incentives available for new international service, and for new seasonal routes that are operated for a minimum of six months.

Catchment area

Atlantic City International catchment area map

The airport offers a range of retail facilities including a variety of food and beverage outlets and additional stores.

Atlantic City International Airport completed a $27 million terminal expansion programme in late 2012, creating three new passenger loading bridges and improved retail and check-in facilities. The airport’s main runway is over 3,000 metres and operations are possible 24 hours per day.


  • Atlantic City International Airport comprises nearly 5,300 acres. It is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, 12 miles from Atlantic City and 60 miles from Philadelphia.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways (number and length):  Two – 13/31 is 10,000 feet by 150 feet (3,048 x 46 m) asphalt; 4/22 is 6,144 by 150 feet (1,873 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete
  • Slot Coordinated?:  No
  • Operating hours:  24
  • Terminals (Number, type and last major refurbishment):  Single terminal; construction of three new gates and a federal inspection station were added to the terminal and completed in November 2012.
  • Min. connect time:  40 minutes

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • In 2012, a $27-million, 75,000 square-foot terminal expansion was completed. The modernization project included a new federal inspection station, a state-of-the-art international gateway, additional passenger loading bridges and gates, technological upgrades, baggage carousel enhancements, additional retail space, and improved check-in capabilities.
  • On 1 July 2013, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey entered into a Management Services Agreement with the South Jersey Transportation Airport combining the resources and expertise of one of the world’s largest airport operators.
  • On 12 July 2013, Atlantic City International Airport opened a new 40,700-square-foot Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station. The station comprises drive-through apparatus bays permitting vehicles to be immediately poised to respond to an airport emergency.

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers: 1.4 million
  • Largest carrier: Spirit Airlines
  • Other relevant vital statistics: 75,000 annual operations