With New Jersey’s nine casinos’ reopening in full swing coming out of the COVID-19 business shutdowns, gambling giant MGM Resorts International said it will offer charter flights directly to Atlantic City where its towering Borgata property is situated.
The flights will depart from 75 cities across the nation, MGM announced on June 18, and land in the nearby Atlantic City International Airport.
“In addition to bringing new and returning visitors to Borgata for unparalleled travel experiences, the air program benefits greater Atlantic City as visitors dine in area restaurants, visit its bustling boardwalk, enjoy daily life and nightlife entertainment, and participate in outdoor activities on the famous New Jersey beaches,” reads a statement from Sean Farrell, who heads MGM’s charter services.
The flights would cost $533 per person for roundtrip tickets, and include accommodations for three nights and transportation to and from the airport to Borgata, MGM announced.
Tim Kroll, who heads the Atlantic City airport, said he expects these kinds of accommodations will lead to a groundswell of travel to the South Jersey resort town as it “affords more passengers convenient access to Atlantic City.”
State officials have for years infused money into the physical area around the airport in an attempt to bolster the aviation tech sector in South Jersey.