Global Crossings Airlines recently signed an airport use agreement with South Jersey Transportation Authority, the owner and operator of Atlantic City International Airport, and is also exploring a potential land lease agreement for development of a new hangar and maintenance facility at the site.
Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) will serve as the northern charter base of operations for Global Crossings, which intends to operate scheduled charters into ACY from Toronto, Montreal and a number of U.S. cities beginning next summer.
Spirit Airlines is currently the only commercial airline operating out of ACY. According to the SJTA, more than 1.1 million passengers utilized the airport in 2019.
Global Crossings intends to operate scheduled charters into ACY from Toronto and Montreal, as well as a number of US cities, to support the hotel and casino businesses in Atlantic City, beginning by the summer of 2021.
Atlantic City to benefit from Global Crossings Airline
Lauren Moore, Executive Director of the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, noted that the hangar and maintenance facility could create approximately 75 new jobs, including pilots, flight attendants and technicians.
The Global Ground Team will handle all of Global’s ground handling requirements at its main base at Miami International Airport and its secondary bases in Toronto, Canada and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson welcomes Global Crossings to Atlantic County. “I am very pleased that Global Crossings recognized the value of locating at the Atlantic City International Airport and being within our Aviation Innovation Hub.
Atlantic City offers an ideal location with its proximity to several major Northeast metropolitan areas.
The Atlantic County Economic Alliance is a private-public nonprofit that serves as the lead agency for economic development in Atlantic County. To learn more visit www.aceanj.com.