Port Authority eyeing Atlantic City airport for traffic help

Sep 21, 2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking at using Atlantic City International Airport to help expand capacity for the region's air traffic. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.

The Port Authority operates the New York area's three major airports — Newark, JFK and LaGuardia — in addition to Teterboro Airport in northern New Jersey and Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y.

New York's three major airports annually handle more than 100 million passengers. Delays at any of the three often have a ripple effect on air travel throughout the United States.

Atlantic City's airport is operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority. A spokesman for the authority didn't immediately return a phone message Thursday.

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