Atlantic City Airport Is Downright Filthy, Says New Report

From urine to an "unpleasant lingering odor."



The Atlantic City International Airport, which is about 20 minutes from the Boardwalk and an hour from Center City, Philadelphia, is a favorite alternative of many travelers who don’t want to deal with the attitudes, long lines and general chaos found at Philadelphia International Airport. But according to a new report, the airport has a serious problem with cleanliness.

The Press of Atlantic City got its hands on an internal inspection report of the airport performed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency in charge of that airport as well as JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports, and says that the report cites problems with dirt, dust, grime, stained and soiled carpets and ceiling tiles, and “an unpleasant lingering odor” and urine pools in the bathrooms.

Additionally, the newspaper reports that another document has Port Authority executive E.J. Mullins saying that Atlantic City International Airport is in “worse shape than any other Port Authority airport.” Meanwhile, Jamie Fox, the chairman of the agency that actually owns the airport, fired back by telling the Press, “Anybody who put together that report obviously has not been to LaGuardia.”

In more bad news for the Atlantic City airport, United, which just came in last April, has announced that it will pull out on December 3rd, leaving Spirit as the sole carrier to use the dirty-but-convenient airport.