Airport Amenities

With rocking chairs, a putting green and places to grab a local craft brew and a bite, the pace is just more relaxed at ILM.  Which means you will be too.

Art Gallery: The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County have an unique collaboration; showcasing the arts in Southeastern NC.  ILM has dedicated a space in the airport as a gallery which showcases many of the talented local artists.  The Arts Council determines the show’s theme(s) and curates the art exhibition quarterly. Those that are interested in displaying their artwork, or inquire about the art on display, can contact the Arts Council directly at 910.343.0998.

Putting Green: Installed to welcome the PGA golf tournament, the putting green area in ILM was a quick hit with locals and visitors alike.  Whether waiting for a loved one or your luggage, travelers can practice their putt before hitting one of the many beautiful and world renowned courses in the area!

Historical Area: A section of the airport, next to the Art Gallery, features a historical mural and a Curtiss-Wright Dehmel P-3 Instrument Trainer.  Invented by Richard C. Dehmel, PhD in the late 1930’s, this instrument training device was among the earliest electronic flight trainers used on a large scale. It allowed pilots to learn how to fly aircraft without ever leaving the ground.  The historical Wells Fargo Community Mural showcases the Wilmington community’s legacy, diversity, and honors the past upon which the community was founded.

Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame:  The GWSOH honors people who, by their excellence in the world of sport, have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and the Greater Wilmington area. Plaques showcasing the inductees, from 2005-present, adorn the walls in ILM airport, alongside the baggage claim and rental car areas.

Car Seat Checks: If you’re traveling with little ones, you can conveniently check the safety of your car seat before leaving the airport and heading to your final destination. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is first airport in the state of NC to have a permanent checking station on-site.  This program is offered as a courtesy, free of charge, to travelers and the community.   ILM Technicians are certified to help safely and correctly install car seats.  Hours of Operation are: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon: 5am-1pm and Tues, Wed, Thurs: 5am-1pm, 4pm-12am.  In the event a flight is delayed past midnight, car seat checking hours will be extended past midnight to provide service. Appointments aren’t necessary, but the firefighters always appreciate a heads up. 910.341.4336.

Pet Area: Travelers need the best services possible and when you have your pets traveling with you we provide a designated area for the comfort of your traveling pet. The areas are on the left and right of the airport entrance in the grass area. Please note, pets are not allowed inside the terminal, unless they are service animals.

Baggage Carts: Baggage carts are available for rent in the Baggage Claim area.  Please see the SmartCarte vending machine located in the Baggage Claim area.

Lounge & Restaurant: ILM offers food, beverage and gift options both pre – and post security.

  • Arrivals Lounge, CoPilot Coffee, is located pre-security and serves coffee, sandwiches, baked goods, grab-and-go items, and small gifts. 7 days/week: 8am- 7pm.

  • Radar Bar and Jet Stream Burger Bar are located just beyond the TSA security point. Depart ILM  with one last local experience in the sit down restaurant.  Jet Stream Burgers & Radar Bar features local craft beers from around the Wilmington area, hearty salads, wraps, fish tacos, burgers, country ribs and sweet potato fries. 7 days/week: 10am – 6pm.

  • Wheels Up Pizza  located in the gate area. Offers made-to-order pizza, sandwiches, burgers, fresh grab and go, along with a full service bar. 7 days/week: 4:45am- to last departing flight.

  • Gift Shop Kiosk that also sells grab and go salads, yogurt and fruit cups, gourmet sandwiches and beverages is also located in the gate area. 7 days/week 4:45am to last departing flight.

  • A news and gift kiosk is also located in the gate area.

For more information on ILM’s Concessions, please contact: Tailwind Deli News and Gifts Inc. (910) 343-9881

Wi-Fi: Complementary Wi-Fi is accessible for all of ILM’s guests.  Please use the “Fly ILM” network.  You will encounter a gated pop-up, in which you will have to agree to the terms and services to access the network.  For any issues regarding our Complementary Wi-Fi service, please contact us.

Baby Changing Tables and Private Nursing Area for Mothers: Family rooms are available in the rest room areas, located both pre- and post-security. One Baby Changing Room before security has a chair for nursing mothers.

Electronic Charging Stations: Electronic charging stations are located in the gate area.  Please look for the “Plug In. Power Up” signage next to areas that have charging stations.

ATM Machines: Two BB&T ATM Machines are located in airport.  The pre-security ATM is located by the mail boxes behind the Information Desk.  The post-security ATM is located on the right-hand side after entering the gate area.

US Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS: For mail drop off services, please find the drop boxes located in the atrium of the main terminal.

Lost and Found: For information on Lost and Found items, please call (910) 341-4336.

Information Desk: Our information desk is staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. These volunteers act as ambassadors to the airport and the greater Wilmington community.  They can help answer common travel questions and provide area information. Have a question? Contact the information desk at 910-341-4125. Interesting in volunteering at ILM? Visit our careers & volunteers page.