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

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 plane flying above the clouds

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