✈ Sun Country Airlines has delayed the start of service at ACY

✈ Spirit Airlines remains the only service to/from Atlantic City

✈ ACY remains without a West Coast connection option

A West Coast connection from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is on hold.

In November, ACY officials had hailed the arrival of a new carrier that would offer connections to the West Coast through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Sun Country Airlines/Facebook
Sun Country Airlines/Facebook

Sun Country Airlines confirmed they would offer twice-weekly flights from ACY starting May 1.

That date has now come and gone, and the flights are still not being offered.

Sun Country has not announced a reason for the delay or when flights might begin.

However, SJTA Airport Director Tim Kroll told the Press of Atlantic City that a shortage of planes and pilots is responsible for the delay.

Sun Country Airlines is not alone in dealing with shortages. Many of the major airlines have cut back on service due to crew shortages.

United, American, JetBlue and Delta have reduced about 10% of their daily flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

The move was to help cut down on massive cascading delays that have plagued many carriers over the last year, but also connected to staffing shortages industrywide.

Spirit Airlines/Facebook
Spirit Airlines/Facebook

Sun Country Airlines' delay in starting ACY service, leaves Spirit Airlines as the only carrier serving Atlantic City.

Eric Scott is the senior political director and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at eric.scott@townsquaremedia.com

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