Borgata announces charter flights to A.C. through MGM program

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced Friday a partnership with Sun Country Airlines that it hopes will attract out-of-state players from 75 departure cities through chartered flights.

The program, part of MGM Direct, the company’s charter program, is now offering nonstop jet service from markets such as Cincinnati; Buffalo, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston; and Detroit to Atlantic City International Airport.

The charter flights will operate on a Sun Country 173-seat 737-800 aircraft. Packages starting at $553 per person include roundtrip airfare, deluxe accommodations for three nights and roundtrip ground transportation between the airport and Borgata. (Call 866-755-7117 for more details.)

Tim Kroll, the director of Atlantic City International Airport, said he feels the announcement will bring more business to the airport and more guests to the city.

“The expansion of Borgata’s flight service through ACY on Sun Country Airlines significantly increases the airport’s charter offerings and affords more passengers convenient access to Atlantic City,” he said. “The program is valuable to introducing the market to a greater number of communities throughout the U.S.”

The Borgata is considered the premier East Coast destination for MGM Resorts International properties. Sean Farrell, the MGM executive director of charter services, said he’s thrilled to be able to make the announcement.

“Introducing Atlantic City as a Sun Country Airlines destination is a celebrated milestone for MGM Direct,” he said. “Since launching the exclusive charter program with MGM’s Beau Rivage resort in Gulfport-Biloxi (Mississippi) in 2008, we have hosted tens of thousands of guests as they enjoy a getaway.

“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 day life and nightlife entertainment, and participate in outdoor activities on the famous New Jersey beaches.”