3/10/23 update 2: The below quote may be attributed to Jeff Bourk, ILM Airport Director “I want to thank New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, other law enforcement agencies, airport staff, and our airport partners that acted quickly and effectively last night. I am very proud of our team. I also want to thank Monteith Construction,read more
ILM Releases 5 Year Vision Plan – Includes $165 Million in Capital Projects to Keep up with Record Growth
On March 1st, the New Hanover County Airport Authority approved ILM’s Vision Plan, which outlines key strategic objectives for the next five years (2023-2027). The Vision Plan is a culmination of feedback from key airport stakeholders and collaboration among the Authority, airport staff, consultants, and aviation experts. “The Airport Authority fully supports ILM’s 5 Yearread more
If you are flying today (Sat. Feb 4th), please check with your airline for the most up to date flight information.
ILM Sets New Annual Passenger Record – Serves 1,086,245 Passengers in 2022
ILM exceeded pre-pandemic passenger numbers in 2022 and set a new passenger record for the year, serving 1,086,245 passengers. During calendar year 2022, four airlines provided air service at ILM, American, Avelo, Delta, and United. Throughout the year, American and Delta upgauged aircraft and the ultra-lost cost carrier Avelo started new nonstop service. As aread more
Travel Alert: Winter Storm Elliott
The Wilmington International Airport is open and operational. Due to Winter Storm Elliott, and its potential impacts across the US, the airport encourages travelers to connect directly with their airline for the most up to date flight status and travel alerts, prior to heading to the airport. Review the airlines’ travel alert and advisory pages.
Sun Country Announces Service at ILM, Nonstop Flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul Begin Summer 2023
This morning, Sun Country Airlines announced plans to start service at Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Sun Country will fly nonstop between ILM and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) during the summer season, beginning June 2023. The airline’s announcement was part of a 15-city route expansion announced by Sun Country. “We’re excited to launch this new, nonstop routeread more
Airlines Increase Seats and Capacity, ILM Experiences Record Passenger Numbers
In August, ILM had the best August on record with total passenger numbers at 106,167, a 5% increase over the last record month, which occurred in August 2019. September and October have seen an increase in seats in the ILM market and preliminary numbers indicate September will be another record month for passengers. Nationally, fromread more
Hurricane Ian Travel Information
The Wilmington International Airport terminal and airfield will remain open and airport operations will continue. As Hurricane Ian potentially impacts areas where ILM airline partners fly, the airport encourages travelers to connect directly with their airline for the most up to date flight status and travel alerts. Review the airlines’ travel alert and advisory pages.
Due to a planned political event Friday 9/23, hosted at an airport tenant’s site, ILM strongly encourages travelers to arrive early for your scheduled flight and review parking space availability in advance: https://flyilm.com/parking-options Please plan accordingly and allow extra time.
New Hanover County Airport Authority Welcomes New Member, Elects Officers
The New Hanover County Airport Authority is pleased to welcome Ms. Faison Gibson Sutton to the board. Sutton was appointed to the Airport Authority by the New Hanover County Commissioners on June 20, 2022 and will serve a four-year term through June 30, 2026. Faison Gibson Sutton, who was born and raised in Wilmington, isread more