Atlantic City airshow canceled

Three U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons, from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, fly in formation over the Atlantic City boardwalk during the 2019 AC Airshow, "A Salute To Those That Serve," on Aug. 21, 2019. F-16C and D model Fighting Falcon fighter jets, from the 177th Fighter Wing, and a KC-135 Stratotanker military refueling aircraft, from the 108th Air Wing, performed individual passes and a composite flyover during the airshow and then conducted refueling and training over the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

The Atlantic City Airshow has been cancelled. The show was scheduled for Aug. 13-14.

The cancellation was announced Wednesday afternoon in a joint statement by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, Visit Atlantic City and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

“We regret to announce the cancellation of the 2024 Visit Atlantic City Airshow due to a major act withdrawing from the Airshow. This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the disappointment it may cause. We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who have supported this event over the past number of years.”

The “major act” was not identified.

Harry Hurley, a morning talk show host at WPGG-FM 95.5 in Atlantic City, reported Wednesday afternoon that neither the Blue Angels nor the Thunderbirds, the two most recognized showstoppers on the air-show circuit, were scheduled to appear this year because they are no longer available for midweek shows.

Instead, Hurley said, the Atlantic City Airshow had secured the high-performance jets from the Polaris Dawn space program as a substitute, but apparently that act has withdrawn from the program.

Previous air shows have been estimated to draw 500,000 people to Atlantic City.

There was no word about whether there would be an airshow in 2025.