AC has announced that it will launch non-stop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City, NJ. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, will offer 4 weekly flights beginning 22MAY.
"Air Canada is pleased to be adding Atlantic City to its already extensive U.S. network. This new route will enable our customers to conveniently travel non-stop to Atlantic City where they can enjoy its famed boardwalk, beaches and casinos,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.
Atlantic City’s struggles to attract visitors have been well documented, with several major casino resorts shuttered in past couple of years. Tourism officials welcomed the announcement of AC flights, characterizing them as a ‘strategic investment.’
"The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority welcomes Air Canada and looks forward to a strong and lasting relationship. Our organization understands the importance of increased air travel to create positive impact in the region, and the CRDA Board is fully on board with making strategic investments to expand service at the Atlantic City Airport. We are optimistic about the opportunity this provides," said John Palmieri, Executive Director of the CRDA.
AC's service between YYZ and ACY will operate from 22MAY to 07SEP, 2015, using 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. Flights will depart YYZ Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:05 am, arriving ACY at 11:35. Returns will leave ACY at 12:05, arriving YYZ at 13:44.