Wilmington International Airport Awarded $4 Million from the FAA

The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is pleased to announce the airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Terminal grant award. The Airport Terminals Program was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  The FAA received 636 applications that totaled over $7 billion in projects for the FY24 Program. Through the competitive grant process, the FAAread more

American Airlines Extends Seasonal Service to Miami, Now with New Daily Flights Over the Summer

Over the weekend, American Airlines enhanced its summer schedules, which included increased service from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) to Miami International Airport (MIA). Starting June 5th, American will operate daily service between ILM and MIA. The airline announced the new nonstop service last summer with Saturday only flights operating from November-May. “American is thrilled toread more

ILM Sets New Annual Passenger Record – 21% increase over 2022 numbers

The official numbers are in, and ILM served 1,317,897 passengers in 2023.  This figure is a new annual record, surpassing the prior record by over 21%. Throughout the year, ILM consistently broke records with eleven months of the year having the most enplanements ever recorded. In 2023, the airport received new service from Sun Countryread more

Notice of Public Comment on Proposed PFC Application

Pursuant to Section 158.24(b) of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) regulations, the New Hanover County Airport Authority hereby provides notice of opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed PFC application. Details of the proposed application are presented herein.  Any comments to this public notice should be sent by November 17, 2023 to: Robertread more

Public Review Period: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Proposed Goals for FY 2024-2026

The New Hanover County Airport Authority, dba Wilmington International Airport, hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for FY 2024-2026.  The proposed overall goal is 12.1% for all FAA-AIP funded projects in FY 2024-2026.  The methodology used in developing this goal is available for review and comment during normalread more

Weather Alert

ILM remains open and operational but flights may be impacted due severe weather across the region from Hurricane Idalia. Travelers should check the status of their flight with their airline, prior to heading to the airport.

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment for Proposed Improvements at Wilmington International Airport; New Hanover County, North Carolina

The New Hanover County Airport Authority intends to undertake the following proposed actions at Wilmington International Airport (ILM): Construct an 11,933 square yard aircraft parking ramp and taxiway. We are providing an opportunity for a public hearing.  A public hearing will only be held if someone requests one.  In the event a request for aread more

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment for Proposed Improvements at Wilmington International Airport; New Hanover County, North Carolina

The New Hanover County Airport Authority intends to undertake the following proposed actions at Wilmington International Airport (ILM): Enter a 35-year lease agreement with ILM Airport Hotel Partners, Inc. for 4.71 acres at ILM to build a hotel. Construct a hotel, parking lots, access roads, and associated infrastructure improvements for the hotel. We are providingread more

American Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service from Wilmington International Airport to Miami

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 isread more

Special Meeting Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that the New Hanover County Airport Authority will hold a Joint Meeting with the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. in the Executive Conference Room, 2nd Floor of the Wilmington International Airport, located at 1740 Airport Boulevard.The purpose of the meeting is for theread more