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Major Airline Ditches Atlantic City Flights

United Airlines Will Stop Service Early Next Month

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Atlantic City just took another blow—and it has been on the ropes all year.

According to the Associated Press, United Airlines has decided to no longer provide flights to and from the seaside town. Atlantic City has seen four casinos close this year, and a fifth one is on its way.

Gaming revenues have been slumping there since 2006, and there’s no end to it in sight.

“We’re disappointed that the service from Atlantic City International Airport didn’t meet our expectations,” United spokeswoman Mary Clark said in a statement.

“As a partner in our hub state’s economic development efforts, we agreed to test the Atlantic City market by re-entering it earlier this year. In every market we serve, we continually review demand for the service and our Atlantic City routes are no longer sustainable.”

Flights will stop Dec. 3.

According to the report, Spirit Airlines is the only remaining “regular carrier” to operate at Atlantic City International, which is technically located in a nearby township.

When United Airlines announced about a year ago that it was providing flights to and from Atlantic City there was a lot of optimism that it would help the casino industry there. That didn’t pan out.