Among the delightful blooms of spring this year are budding promises of new airline services at Atlantic City International Airport.

Two major airlines, Frontier and JetBlue, are competing to merge with the airport’s only scheduled carrier, Spirit Airlines. They see the value in Spirit’s ability to offer the lowest prices for expensive air travel, even if customers who want more than they pay for gripe about it.

American Airlines, one of the dominant big four in the U.S., is planning an industry innovation — letting fliers check in at ACY and then whisking them to their planes at Philadelphia International Airport. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.