EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP (AP) — United Airlines has ended flights to Atlantic City International Airport eight months after heralding them as a way to boost the gambling resort's economy.

Atlantic City International Airport (Atlantic City International Airport)

The South Jersey Transportation Authority tells the Press of Atlantic City 16 passengers were aboard the 50-seat plane that was United's final flight from Chicago on Tuesday. The airline canceled a late-evening flight from Houston so the plane did not have to stay overnight in Atlantic City.

United said the routes didn't attract enough passengers to be profitable.

United's decision was another blow to the struggling seaside resort, which has seen four of its 12 casinos go out of business so far this year.

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