Breaking News: American Airlines Offers Seasonal Non-Stop ILM-DFW

American Airlines Offers Non-Stop Holiday Service Between
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

Wilmington, NC (September 26th, 2017)—Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is pleased to announce that American Airlines will offer seasonal daily non-stop service between ILM and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) December 23rd-Jan 7thAmerican Airlines currently offers non-stop service between Wilmington (ILM) and Charlotte (CLT), New York/LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), as well as seasonal service to Washington DC (DCA).

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) is the #8 most popular origin/destination for travelers flying to & from ILM.  “Our community has expressed a strong desire to have non-stop service between ILM and DFW, and we are thankful our partners at American Airlines are offering this seasonal non-stop holiday service.” stated Julie Wilsey, Airport Director.

American Airlines Daily Service (between ILM & DFW) Dec 23rd-Jan 7th  (Excluding 12/24)

Flt Number Dept Arp Dept Time Arvl Arp Arrv Time Subfleet
AA  5888 DFW 2:50p ILM 6:30p E75
AA  5888 ILM 7:00p DFW 9:30p E75

Based on the arrival time on each end, the non-stop flight between ILM and DFW provides well-timed connections to Austin, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.  “This seasonal non-stop service from ILM to DFW creates new opportunities for Wilmington businesses to grow.  We are thrilled that American Airlines is investing in our community’s future in this way.” stated Natalie English CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are on sale now and travelers can check availability between ILM and DFW at


About the Wilmington International Airport: The Wilmington International Airport serves southeastern North Carolina with commercial air service on both Delta and American Airlines.  Welcoming nearly 820,000 passengers annually, ILM services 5 non-stop hubs, and DFW during the holiday season December 23rd-Jan 7th, which allow for convenient domestic and international travel. The Wilmington International Airport is the fifth largest airport in North Carolina. The NCDOT Division of Aviation’s 2016 report estimated ILM’s economic impact at over $1.6 billion.  For more information on ILM, please visit