AirTran to end Atlantic City service

(AP) - AirTran Airways will end its flights between Atlantic City International Airport and Atlanta in January.The carrier blames the economy and higher fuel prices.A

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - (AP) - AirTran Airways will end its flights between Atlantic City International Airport and Atlanta in January.

The carrier blames the economy and higher fuel prices.

A two-year, $4 million subsidy agreement with the South Jersey Transportation Authority will expire in September.

Monday's announcement leaves the airport with one primary carrier, Spirit Airlines.

Hospitality and tourism professor at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Brian Tyrrell told The Press of Atlantic City airline passengers are desirable because they stay longer and spend more.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 1 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
Bridge-Gate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are 2 Bridge-Gate defendants to be sentenced today
The municipal court judge out of Fort Lee 3 Judge files official misconduct complaint against Gov. Christie
Undated photo of the New Jersey governor's mansion. 4 Lightning causes damage at governor's mansion; no injuries
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 5 New Jersey Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE