Contact Us
Make My Homepage

United Airlines to Serve Atlantic City Airport


Starting next spring, United Airlines will begin non-stop service from Chicago and Houston to Atlantic City.

United Airlines
United Airlines (Flickr User Aero Icarus)

United CEO Jeff Smisek made the announcement Thursday with Gov. Chris Christie looking on at Newark Liberty International Airport.

“For many years Atlantic City was the Golden Goose for New Jersey,  everyone benefited from it, but the Goose got sick and we need to get it healthy again,” said Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) during a press conference at Newark Liberty Airport.

The additional service is one of the seaside gambling resort’s most pressing needs as its local market continues to decline under pressure from casinos in neighboring states.

Sen. President Steve Sweeney
Sen. President Steve Sweeney at United Airlines announcement (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

Sweeney said when work began on a casino district in Atlantic City a few years ago, everyone realized that “we need to make it convenient for people to enjoy their time there- it’s cleaner, it’s brighter, but we needed a partner to fly in, a real partner.”

He said the direct flights will bring more convention business to Atlantic City, which will help to generate revenue for the entire South Jersey region. He also said it will help to alleviate congested air space in the Philadelphia and New York areas.


(The Associated Press Contributed to this report.)



Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.