Friday, March 6, 2015

Boardwalk Bound: Air Canada to Launch Service from Toronto Hub to Renowned Atlantic City

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Air Canada announced this month the launch of non-stop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City, N.J. Flown by Air Canada Express, the seasonal service offers four roundtrips a week (Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from May 22 to September 7, 2015.

Though Toronto is already a closer drive to Atlantic City than most of the other East Coast golf destinations, the new direct flights allow golfers be on the golf course early afternoon upon arrival and also play a quick morning round prior to their departures.

Many of Atlantic City’s 17 courses are a short drive from the airport. AC7918 will depart Toronto at 10:05 am and arrive in Atlantic City at 11:35 am, while AC7919 will leave Atlantic City at 12:05 pm and arrive in Toronto at 1:44 pm.

“Canada is very much an emerging golf market for Atlantic City and the direct flights will provide more convenience to enjoy our many award-winning courses,” said Harry Bittner, President of the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association. “Atlantic City tends to dominate the rankings of New Jersey’s best golf courses. Of course, while they enjoy the Boardwalk and our casinos, avid golfers want to play the best courses, as well.”

“Air Canada is pleased to be adding Atlantic City to its already extensive U.S. network,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s President of Passenger Airlines. “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.”

“The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority welcomes Air Canada and looks forward to a strong and lasting relationship,” said John Palmieri, Executive Director of the CRDA. “Our organization understands the importance of increased air travel to create positive impact in the region. 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.”

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