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United Airlines to serve Atlantic City Airport

11-14-13

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — United Airlines will begin service to Atlantic City International Airport starting in April.

United CEO Jeff Smisek made the announcement Thursday with Gov. Chris Christie looking on at Newark Liberty International Airport.

United will fly non-stop daily to Atlantic City from its hubs in Chicago and Houston.

The additional service is one of the seaside gambling resort’s most pressing needs as its local market continues to decline under pressure from casinos in neighboring states.

Atlantic City’s casino revenue has fallen from $5.2 billion in 2006 to just over $3 billion last year.