Wilmington International Airport Ranks #1 in North Carolina and #3 in U.S. for Growth

A recent analysis shows Wilmington International Airport continues to experience significant growth.  During the period of January-September, all airlines are showing positive growth at ILM and seat growth in the market is +32%.  With this growth in seats, Wilmington International Airport is North Carolina’s fastest growing airport for the first three quarters of 2023.  Further,read more

Public Review Period: 2024 Budget

The fiscal year 2024 proposed budget for Wilmington International Airport is available for public viewing, through May 29, 2023. Please direct any questions regarding the budget to the Deputy Airport Director, Robert Campbell, at rcampbell@flyilm.com.

Avelo Airlines Continues Growth in Wilmington, N.C. with Exclusive New Nonstop Service to the Wilmington, DE / Philadelphia Region

Avelo is the first and only airline offering Wilmington to Wilmington serviceFlights to New Haven will also be doubling for the summer travel seasonIntroductory one-way fares start at $29 Avelo Airlines announced today it is expanding service at Wilmington International Airport (ILM) with exclusive nonstop flights to Delaware’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) – a convenient andread more

Notice of Special Meeting of the New Hanover County Airport Authority

Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Airport Authority will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10 a.m. in the Executive Conference Room, located at the 2nd Floor of the Wilmington International Airport, 1740 Airport Boulevard. The purpose of the meeting is to honor former Airport Authority members with a Luncheon andread more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Hosts Global Entry Event

US Customs and Border Protection is hosting a Global Entry Interview event at the Customs Facility on the ILM campus April 24 – 28th.  To being the application process, or for more information, please visit the US Customs and Border Patrol’s Global Entry site.  All applications and interview appointments are scheduled through U.S. Customs and Borderread more

ILM Airport Statement

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

Travel Alert

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