Visit from President Biden and Flights

With President Biden utilizing ILM this Thursday, we anticipate minor impacts to commercial flight operations.  We encourage travelers to check their flight status directly with the airlines for the most up to date information. Additionally, travelers may want to allow extra time, in the event there are temporary road closures or changes in traffic patterns. read 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

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

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

Avelo Airlines Kicks Off Service in Wilmington with First Flights to Orlando, Southern Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

Very low fares start at $59 WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2022 — Avelo Airlines begins service today at its newest city, Wilmington, North Carolina, with its first route to Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the National Capital region via Baltimore / Washington International Airportread more

ILM Announces Leadership Promotions, Names Deputy Airport Directors

The Wilmington International Airport is pleased to announce the promotion of both Robert Campbell and Granseur Dick to Deputy Airport Director, effective July 1, 2022.  Robert Campbell will be the Deputy Airport Director of Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources and Granseur Dick the Deputy Airport Director of Operations, Facilities, and Maintenance. “Bob and Granseur areread more

Safe Travels

Have an upcoming flight?  Until the coast is clear, below are steps you can take to protect yourself and others while traveling.  You will also find steps ILM is taking.  Together, these actions will help make travel as safe as possible for everyone.  #ILMSafeTravels Some of the key changes being implemented at the airport include:read more

ILM Reaches a Major Milestone

The Wilmington International Airport has exciting news to share! In 2019 the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) reached a major milestone.  In partnership with American Airlines, Delta, and United, ILM served 1,075,963 passengers!  This number of passengers was a 15% increase over the prior year.(2018)  Passenger growth is attributed to: an increase in capacity (larger aircraft wereread more