Atlantic City International Airport is a joint civil-military airport ten miles (17 km) northwest of Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. In the Pomona section of Galloway Township, it is the major component of a national aviation area in three municipalities: Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, and Hamilton Township. The airport is accessible via Exit 9 on the Atlantic City Expressway. The facility is operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which owns the terminal building. Most of the land is owned by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The facility also is a base for the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing operating the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, and the United States Coast Guard’s Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City operating the HH-65 Dolphin. The airport is next to the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, a major research and testing hub for the Federal Aviation Administration, and a training center for the Federal Air Marshal Service. It has also been a designated alternative landing site for the Space Shuttle.
ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In 1942 Naval Air Station Atlantic City was built on 2,444 acres (9.89 km2) of leased private land in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. It was to train various carrier air groups of fighter, bomber and torpedo squadrons.
In November 1958 the then-Federal Aviation Agency, now Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), took over operations of the AMB. The lease transferred to the FAA and was sold for $55,000. Atlantic City decided to retain 84 of the 4,312 acres. The FAA expanded the former U.S. Navy land parcel to about 5,000 acres (20 km2) and established the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center research facility that eventually became the William J. Hughes Technical Center. The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) initially leased portions of the airport from the FAA and now serves as the airport owner and operator of the facility.
ACY has had US Airways jets to Pittsburgh and turboprops to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, and Continental Express turboprops and regional jets to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport by Continental Express (ExpressJet Airlines) on Embraer ERJs. Delta Air Lines also had flights to Boston on Delta Connection regional jets (Atlantic Coast Airlines) until a few years ago. Delta Connection with its partner Comair, also had flights to Cincinnati and Orlando, which ended on May 1, 2007. WestJet had flights from ACY to Toronto, but ended them on May 9, 2010, leaving the airport with no international flights.
ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 75 ft.
Runway length available: 04/22 6144×150 ft. :: 13/31 10000×150 ft.