Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Port Authority hires consultant to study possible takeover of Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), New Jersey

NEW YORK – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has hired a Florida consulting firm to study the possibility of the agency taking over Atlantic City International Airport. That facility is currently operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

When the bi-state Port Authority granted permission to take over Stewart Airport at Newburgh some four years ago, it provided for New Jersey adding another airport at some future point.

Last September, the Port Authority Board allocated $3 million for a feasibility study into an Atlantic City Airport takeover and without any fanfare it recently hired QED Airport and Aviation Consultants of Amelia Island, Florida to conduct the study. Officials of that company did not return phones for comment and spokesmen for both the South Jersey Transportation Authority and the Port Authority would only confirm QED was hired, but would provide no details of what the study would entail.

When Stewart was acquired by the Port Authority, officials said it would be developed to serve the Hudson Valley and as a reliever facility to ease the airport congestion in the New York Metropolitan area.

Atlantic City Airport may be considered as a possible reliever for airport congestion at Philadelphia Airport.

Source:  http://www.midhudsonnews.com

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