Atlantic City Press Release
For Immediate Release: January 02, 2013
The Atlantic City Airshow Makes The Move to June 26, 2013
For the ACCVA:
Karen Martin, 609-449-7126
Elaine Zamansky, 609-449-7166
David Zuba, 609-449-7125
For Lou Hammond & Associates:
Doug Ruchefsky or Kristin Hutton, 212-308-8880
The Atlantic City Airshow is making a move to an earlier summer date when it takes place on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Joseph Kelly made the announcement.
“After much thought and discussion with event stakeholders, it was decided to move forward with the 2013 Atlantic City Airshow at an earlier date as a kick off to summer,” said Kelly. “We look forward to another year of performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and with the new date, the ability to attract and schedule more demo teams and flybys,” he added.
“The Airshow is one of the Atlantic City’s greatest summer assets,” said Jeff Vasser, president of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. “Moving the show to June allows us to take full advantage of the kick-off to summer and the opportunity to drive more visitors to our destination early in the season and showing that Atlantic City’s Boardwalk and beaches are healthy and a great option when planning summer vacations and getaways,” he added.
Past airshow demonstrations and flybys have included performances and demonstrations by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Air National Guard and civilian acts.
Already confirmed for the June 26, 2013 show are the U. S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, USAF F-22 Raptor, USAF Heritage Flight, F-18 Hornet, USMC Harrier and the Canadian F-18.
The Atlantic City Airshow is a community partnership between the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; the City of Atlantic City; the 177th Fighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard; South Jersey Transportation Authority; FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center; The Atlantic City International Airport; David Schultz Airshows, LLC; the Atlantic City Alliance; the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and many others.
The Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is the host airport for the Atlantic City Airshow. The majority of airshow performers take off and land via ACY even though the Atlantic City Airshow takes place over the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
Sponsorship packages are available for the 2013 Atlantic City Airshow. Those interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Greater Atlantic City Chamber Director of Member Events Elisa Monroe at 609-345-4524, ext. 12.
About the Greater Atlantic City Chamber
Since 1914, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber has worked to create a favorable economic climate by providing meaningful services to the business community. The Chamber offers services designed: to create business opportunities for members, to help lower the cost of doing business, and to serve as the area’s voice of business. The Chamber also works with the county’s Community Development Corporation that is the area’s leading economic development agency. And for the last eight years, the Chamber has been the administrative group for the Atlantic City Airshow that has become the largest one day, midweek, over-the-ocean airshow in the country.
About South Jersey Transportation Authority
Established through an act of New Jersey Legislation in 1991, The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) owns and operates both the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) and the Atlantic City Expressway (ACE). The Authority is responsible for South Jersey's economic development through transportation infrastructure, including addressing the region's highway network, aviation facility and transportation services. In addition to providing safe and efficient travel to more than 66 million travelers using the Atlantic City Expressway annually, the Airport (ACY) now provides national connectivity to more than 50 U.S. domestic cities as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority serves as the destination's principal marketing arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. The Authority is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. For complete Atlantic City information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
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Photos Courtesy of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Bureau.
AC Airshow - Skyline
The Atlantic City Airshow attracts thousands of people to AC's free beaches for a great vantage point.