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 a result, ILM consistently ranked above NC and the United States for seats in the market and capacity recovery. 

“We’re thrilled passengers chose to FLY ILM, resulting in a record year. Heading into 2023, we have nonstop service to 14 markets and a fifth airline- Sun Country- starting service at ILM this year.  We look forward to offering even more choices to travelers and having another successful year!” stated Jeff Bourk, Airport Director.

In 2022, ILM landed two low-cost carriers, Avelo and Sun Country.  Delta announced nonstop summer service to Boston and extended LaGuardia to year-round service. Further, American extended Boston’s nonstop season.  Review ILM’s annual summary, which includes A Year in Review 2022 Highlights.


About the Wilmington International Airport: The Wilmington International Airport serves southeastern North Carolina with commercial air service on American, Avelo, Delta, United, and-starting June 2023- Sun Country.  These airlines provide nonstop service to fourteen markets, connecting travelers to hundreds of destinations.  The NCDOT Division of Aviation’s 2022 report estimated ILM’s economic impact at $2.5 billion.  For more information on ILM, please visit 

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