Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UPDATED: AirTran's Atlantic City service ending

AirTran Airways, now a unit of Southwest, has been flying twice daily between Atlantic City and its Atlanta hub, with the financial support of the AC International Airport. But the support deal runs out in September, leaving open the question of whether the city will continue to have Southwest service. Southwest usually doesn't serve cities with airports just 50 miles apart, and its making significant cuts in its PHL service in early 2010. Read more about the situation in this story from The Press of Atlantic City.

UPDATED: AirTran's Atlantic City service ending

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AirTran Airways, now a unit of Southwest, has been flying twice daily between Atlantic City and its Atlanta hub, with the financial support of the AC International Airport. But the support deal runs out in September, leaving open the question of whether the city will continue to have Southwest service. Southwest usually doesn't serve cities with airports just 50 miles apart, and its making significant cuts in its PHL service in early 2010. Read more about the situation in this story from The Press of Atlantic City.  

UPDATE: The Press reported today that AirTran-Southwest will indeed stop serving Atlantic City, in January. Here's all the rest of what we know.

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