South Jersey airports may get upgrades

January 14, 2008 7:33:50 AM PST
As many as three South Jersey airports may be approved to handle larger planes under a state plan.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that the State Airport System Plan is recommending Cape May Airport and Hammonton's municipal airport be upgraded to the advanced service category, meaning they would be used for larger planes and serve as a relief facility for airports that provide regularly scheduled flights.

Woodbine's municipal airport also might be considered for upgraded status, especially because of the closing of some other airports in the state.

When Atlantic City's Bader Field closed in 2006, pilots who normally used it turned to other airports, including the ones in Hammonton and Woodbine.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City,