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Atlantic City Airport Sees Steady Future After AirTran Merger

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) – The pending purchase of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines has some people wondering about the future of areas where AirTran now serves — like Atlantic City.

Atlantic City International Airport is seeing some record passenger numbers this year, with AirTran in the second year of a service agreement. There are now two round trips to Atlanta daily, which gives flyers better national access through the Atlanta hub, according to airport spokeswoman Sharon Gordon.

As for Southwest’s plans, Gordon says, “We’ve been given no indication that service will change. As a matter of fact, we’re looking forward to furthering our airline brands here at ACY.”

The merger is due to be completed in April, and it’s thought the brand name change alone might bring in more traffic, given Southwest’s advertising and online business.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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