Spring & Summer News: Summer Flight Schedules & Phase 2 Expansion Groundbreaking

Summertime Travel = Larger Aircraft, Seasonal Routes, and Fun Destinations!

The temperatures are warming up and schools are winding down… which means summer travel season is upon us!   At ILM, our airline partners, AmericanDelta, and United, have released their summer schedules.  There is a record number of destinations, seats, and opportunities to travel!

  • Larger aircraft are scheduled for flights to Charlotte (CLT) and Atlanta (ATL) = More seats and leg room.
  • Delta is bringing back their summer non-stop to LaGuardia Airport (LGA).  You now have two options, American or Delta, to fly nonstop to New York over the summer.
  • American is bringing back their summer non-stop to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). You now have two options, American or United, to fly nonstop to Chicago over the summer.
  • United is adding a third flight per day to Washington-Dulles (IAD).

And, we still have our regular year-round nonstop flights to 8 top destinations such as Washington DC (DCA), Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW), Philadelphia (PHL), and more!  Plus you can get to over 300 destinations with just one stop.  There are many FUN destinations to EXPLORE. Enjoy the ADVENTURE!

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Phase 2 of the Terminal Expansion Breaks Ground

Monday May 6th, elected officials and community stakeholders helped ILM ceremoniously break ground to mark the beginning of the second phase of the terminal expansion.  This phase 2 of the expansion project includes expansion of the airline ticket lobby, ticket counters, and ticket offices.  It will also add an additional ticket counter for a potential fourth airline.  Phase 2 of the terminal expansion project will conclude around the summer of 2020.  Once complete, approximately 15,000SF of new space will be added for airline operations and passengers.

The 3rd phase, occurring approximately winter 2019-winter 2022, will include expansion of the TSA checkpoint, a new concourse, gate seating, and restaurant/retail space.

TSA and ILM Offer Top Travel Tips

Traveling this spring and summer?  Beth Walker, Federal Security Director of TSA and Gary Broughton C.M, Deputy Airport Director of ILM offer these Top Travel Tips:

  • Leave Prohibited Items at Home:  Unsure what you can bring?  Review the list of what is allowed in carry-on bags and checked bags.
  • Allow Plenty of Time –two hours – to park, check-in, check your bag and go through security during this busy time of year.  Airlines are using larger aircraft when flying to/from ILM.  These larger aircraft are able to service more passengers and meet the growing demand at ILM.  We’re thankful to see this increase in capacity that our community has desired.  The increase in seats, as well as additional flights, results in an increase in travelers going through the security checkpoint.  It is important travelers allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport.  In particular, wait times peak when numerous flights are departing around the same time.  At ILM, our “rush hour” occurs in the morning between 5:30am-8:30am.  It is particularly important for travelers to allow ample time to travel to the airport, find parking, check-in and go through security.   
  • Remember the Liquids Rule: You are allowed to bring (1) quart sized bag with travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or less per item in your carry-on bag. Learn more about the liquids rules such as what you can bring in a carry-on or checked bag.  Traveling with medications? TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint.  Learn more about special procedures.
  • Be Prepared: Each time a TSA officer has to open a carry-on bag due to prohibited items, it slows down the screening process for you and everyone behind you.  So, leave prohibited items at home, allow plenty of time to get through security, and follow the 3-1-1 rule.  Following these tips will facilitate the checkpoint experience and reduce potential travel stress.

All American Aviation Services Receives 141 Certification

All American Aviation Services, INC (AAAVN) received their 141 Satellite Certification on April 30, 2019.  All American Aviation Services is now a FAA Approved Pilot School at ILM. All American Aviation Services 141 certification at ILM is initially for the following Single Engine courses: Private Pilot, Instrument Airplane, and Commercial Pilot.

According to Jason Davis, CEO of AAAVN, “Clients and the community are now able to enjoy even lower prices than before for our training packages. The 141 approval allows us to complete training in less hours than a Part 61 Flight School.” 

Learn More about AAAVN’s Services and Flight Instruction Courses 

ILM Hosts Broker Breakfast

Realtors Commercial Alliance Southeast North Carolina (RCASENC) partnered with ILM on a broker breakfast which was attended by approximately 25 members and Airport Authority Members.  The breakfast presentation featured an overview of ILM’s Terminal Expansion by Julie Wilsey, Airport Director and the ILM Business Park by Carol LeTellier, Business Development Director.   Brokers learned how to consummate a transaction with ILM and earn a real estate commission.

Do You Have a Prospect?
Would You Like to Learn More About Doing Business with ILM? 

Contact: Carol LeTellier, Business Development Director 
[email protected] | 910-202-9390

ILM Welcomes New Tenants

The Wilmington International Airport welcomes new tenants Superior Mechanical Incorporated and Enterprise Leasing Company-Southeast LLC.  These tenants are located in the flex building, across from the VA Medical Center.  With the addition of these two new tenants, the flex building is now fully leased.

ILM also welcomes Few Moves and Fat Cat Pottery.  These tenants are located in single-user buildings on the Wilmington International Airport campus.  Although ILM Business Park facilities are now fully leased, ILM does have land available for development.

Learn More about the ILM Business Park and View Available Properties