Spirit Airlines resumed seasonal service Thursday between Atlantic City International Airport and Boston.

Begun in 2009, the route used to be year-round. But the airline said last year it would discontinue flights during the fall and winter.

Later in the year, Spirit will resume seasonal service between Atlantic City and Detroit and Chicago O'Hare on May 3.

And later in May, Spirit will launch new seasonal service between Atlantic City and Atlanta, connecting to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The airport, located in Egg Harbor Township, hopes to attract travelers who otherwise would fly out of Newark Liberty International Airport, or out of Philadelphia.

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