American Airlines announced this morning that they are launching nonstop service between Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and Miami International Airport (MIA), a major hub for American and a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. The nonstop flights from ILM will operate on Saturdays, starting November 11th with dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft.
“American Airlines is thrilled to offer new nonstop service between Wilmington International Airport and Miami International Airport starting this November,” said Philippe Puech, American Airlines Director of Short-Haul Network Planning. “With more nonstop destinations than any other airline from ILM, American is delighted to offer local residents the most convenient access to all that Miami has to offer and one-stop access to the largest network of destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
With the addition of Miami, American now serves ILM with eight nonstop destinations, including Philadelphia, New York-LaGuardia, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas Fort Worth. “We’re excited that American Airlines, ILM’s largest carrier, is adding a new nonstop to a top unserved city. Business travelers and vacationers can now conveniently fly nonstop to Miami as well as easily connect to numerous destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” stated Jeff Bourk, ILM Airport Director. “Thank you American for your continued commitment to ILM. It’s tremendous to see the growth in seat capacity and addition of flights at ILM,” Bourk shared.
Flights will depart ILM at 6:20am and arrive in Miami at 7:50am. On the return, flights depart Miami at 7:30pm and arrive at ILM at 9pm. Flights go on sale Sunday on American Airlines’ website www.aa.com.
About the Wilmington International Airport: The Wilmington International Airport serves southeastern North Carolina with commercial air service on American, Avelo, Delta, United, and Sun Country. These airlines provide nonstop service to eighteen markets, connecting travelers to hundreds of destinations. In addition to commercial air service, ILM supports a growing general aviation community and has two FBOs, Modern Aviation and Aero Center Wilmington. The ILM Business Park encompasses 140 acres and is strategically located in an intermodal environment. The NCDOT Division of Aviation’s 2022 report estimated ILM’s economic impact at $2.5 billion. For more information on ILM, please visit flyILM.com.
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