News/Press

Airport Authority Meeting - April 2nd, 2014

Date: 3/30/2014

The monthy Airport Authority meeting will be held Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Executive Conference Room at ILM.  

Please click here for the agenda.  This PDF file may take several minutes to open.  

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NYC Packages Now Available

Date: 3/15/2014

ILM Now Offers NYC Package Deals Through AAA

Look no further for your next getaway!  With ILM's non-stop flights to NYC, we've partnered our flights with an awesome NYC package available through AAA.  The land packages start at $565 per person and include:

 

  • 2 nights Millennium Broadway Hotel
  • One Broadway Show
  • All Loops Sight-Seeing Tour

This package is good for travel dates between May 1 and June 30.  To book, please call 800-307-4534!  

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March/April Issue of Fly Wilmington NC

Date: 3/5/2014

The March/April issue of the Fly Wilmington NC newsletter is available here!

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Public Notice of Intent to File a Passenger Facility Charge Application

Date: 1/21/2014

Please find a copy of the PFC Application here.

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TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Center Now Available in Wilmington!

Date: 1/13/2014
A TSA Pre Check Enrollment Center is now open in Wilmington!
 
Please visit the TSA website at www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck and click the blue "Pre Enroll" button on the right to begin the process.  
 
 
The center in Wilmington is located at:
UES Enrollment Center
2632 Carolina Beach Road #4
Wilmington, NC  28412
 
Please note, the Pre-Check center is by appointment only.  You must first complete the "Pre Enroll" process to obtain an appointment.  
 
Thanks for flying ILM!
 
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PLEASE REMEMBER TO ARRIVE AT ILM AT LEAST 90 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR FLIGHT

Date: 12/27/2013

 

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TSA Pre-Check Quick Tips

Date: 12/6/2013

Pre-Check Passengers 

For those passengers eligible for TSA Pre-Check, an expedited lane will be available mid-December for your convenience.  Upon arrival to the airport, please check your boarding pass for the Pre-Check indicator.  It will look like the picture below.  If you qualify for Pre-Check, proceed to the TSA screening check point.  At that time, a separate screening lane with be available.  

 

 This expedited screening process allows for the following:

  • Shoes may remain on.
  • Belts may remain on.
  • Light outerwear may remain on.
  • Laptops do not need to be removed from their cases.
  • Approved 311 Liquids may remain inside your carry on luggage.

 

If you have any questions during the process, please see the Information Desk (located just before the screening checkpoint) or visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck.

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TSA Pre-Check Program To Launch at ILM

Date: 12/5/2013
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) will soon be a part of the Pre-Check  program.  TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.
 
“As TSA continues to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, we are looking for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way possible,” TSA Administrator John S. Pistole said. “Expanding TSA Pre-Check to more locations enables many more passengers across the country to experience expedited screening.”
 
If a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre-Check indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre-Check lane.  Many participating airlines already print a TSA Pre-Check indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance they have been cleared for expedited screening. TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. No individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
 
“At ILM, we take pride in being known for our convenience and customer service,” said Jon Rosborough, Airport Director.  “By offering Pre-Check, our passengers will be able to save more time, making the traveling experience even better.  Enhancing the passenger’s airport experience is always something we strive for and we are excited to offer this program at ILM.”
 
TSA Pre-Check is expected to begin before the New Year with additional equipment arriving in the next two weeks.  Passengers who are flying in December should be advised to check their boarding passes for the Pre-Check indicator to see if they qualify for the expedited boarding process.  For more information on the program, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck 
 
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Fly Wilmington NC - New Issue Available

Date: 11/8/2013

Fly Wilmington NC is an aviation community legacy publication published and distributed by Totally Travel, LLC.  It is dedicated to promoting Wilmington and the NC southern coastal area as a fly-in destination.  It is printed bi-monthly (every 2 months) in mini-newspaper format and published online at www.flywilmingtonnc.com

The November 1st issue is now available at ILM or online at www.flywilmingtonnc.com!

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News about Portable Electronics In Flight

Date: 11/7/2013

News from US Airways in regards to Portable Electronics:

 
News about portable electronics in flight 
 
 We're excited to announce that you can now use your portable electronic devices under 10,000 feet. That means smaller, handheld approved devices can be used in ‘airplane mode' during all phases of flight – from taxi to takeoff to landing.
 
To celebrate, we'll have a special edition of #SpotUS and you can win an iPad mini and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the details.
 
A few things to note about this new change: •Smaller devices can be used on flights within the 50 United States
•Larger devices, like full-size laptops, must be turned off and stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing
•Headsets should be used for any audible portable device
•This update only pertains to mainline flights, but we’re working to implement this policy on our Express carriers as soon as possible
 Phone calls are still limited and can be made prior to departure, while the aircraft is parked at the gate, after landing while taxiing to the gate or as advised by the flight crew.
 
 

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ILM Airport lands $5.4 million grant

Date: 10/9/2013

More money is being allocated for Wilmington International Airport’s runway rehabilitation project. 

North Carolina U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan announced Tuesday that the airport will receive a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, according a news release.  

Click here for the full story!

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ILM Receives $750,000 to Improve Air Service!

Date: 9/27/2013

We are pleased to report that the US Department of Transportation announced today that ILM was awarded a $750,000 grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP).  The purpose of the SCASDP is to provide financial assistance to aid small communities like ILM with improving air service. 

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Arrival and Departure Updates Available on 93.7FM - Port City Radio

Date: 9/12/2013

Looking for information on arrivals and departures while on the go?  Tune into 93.7FM - Port City Radio and listen for arrival and departure updates every 21 minutes after the hour!  

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Baggage Belt Advertising Space Now Available!

Date: 5/7/2013

ILM currently has one of its coveted baggage belt advertising spaces available now!  These advertising spaces go quickly, so act fast.  Baggage belt advertising directly delivers your message to thousands of arriving and departing passangers a month!

For pricing and more information, please contact Jean Lawler at jlawler@flyILM.com or 910.617.4300!

A media kit with additional details is also available, here.

 

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ILM Gets New Propane Ventrac Mowers!

Date: 5/2/2013
Two eight year old Ventrac diesel mowers were recently replaced at ILM with two new propane Ventrac mowers!  These new mowers help to reduce impact to the environment and also reduces operation costs!
 
ILM was awarded a North Carolina Department of Environment Natural Resources contract that will reimburse 25% of the cost of the equipment.  Check out these new mowers buzzing around ILM's grounds soon!
 
 
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ILM Announces 2nd Nonstop Flight to DCA with US Airways!

Date: 3/4/2013

ILM is pleased to report that US Airways announced today that it will launch a second daily nonstop flight from Wilmington International Airport to Washington DC's Reagan Nathional Airport (DCA) on April 1st.  

To read more, please see the full Press Release!

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Invitation for Bids - Consolidated Rental Car Facilities

Date: 2/25/2013

 

Please find the invitation for bids via the link below!

Consolidated Rental Car Facilities

 

 

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TSA Launches Free Mobile App for iPhone!

Date: 11/21/2012

My TSA Mobile Application

24/7 access to information that passengers frequently request

 

To provide passengers with 24/7 access to the most commonly requested TSA information on their mobile device, TSA has developed the My TSA mobile application. No matter where you are, you’ll have easy access to information you need to get through security and onto the plane safely and smoothly.

 

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ILM News: Travel Tips, New Flights, and Airport Updates!

Date: 11/15/2012

 

ILM News:  Holiday Travel Tips, New Flights, and
Airport Updates!  

Holiday Traveling 

ILM Logo PNG 5As the holidays are quickly approaching us, ILM has already started to notice the influx of travelers passing through the airport this season.  Notibly our busy season, November and December are expected to usher in an increase in passengers and overall airport activity.  With Thanksgiving being this week, ILM would like to remind you of a few traveling tips to remember to make your travel experience the best possible.

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Cape Fear Museum Recognizes ILM for "This Month in History"

Date: 9/21/2012

The Cape Fear Museum recognizes ILM for "This Month in History".   In September 1990, the New Hanover County International Airport held a series of events to mark the opening of a new terminal building.

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Delta to Offer First-Class Seating on Flights from ILM to ATL

Date: 8/30/2012

ILM is proud to announce that Delta will now be offering first-class seating on flights from ILM to ATL.  Starting September 6th, Delta will be adding larger aircrafts to ILM's schedule!

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New Tailwind Express Features Coffee and Sandwiches Before Security!

Date: 8/23/2012

ILM is proud to announce the opening of Tailwind Express, a coffee shop and deli before the TSA Security Checkpoint.  As a brand new addition to ILM, some Tailwind Express menu items include fresh Copilot Coffee, an espresso bar, smoothies, and hot sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch.  In addition to the food items, gifts and travel necessities are also available.  Beyond the security checkpoint, we’ve upgraded our restaurant and full bar to feature drink specials, appetizers, and several made-to-order wraps and sandwiches.  

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GIVEAWAY: Paddleboard lessons and 2 t-shirts courtesy of Carolina Paddleboard Co!

Date: 8/12/2012

GIVEAWAY!!!  

ILM is having another fun-filled giveaway!  This time, we're giving away a chance to win (2) 90-minute guided paddleboard tours complete with t-shirts from Carolina Paddleboard Co.!  Paddleboarding has become a huge sport in the Wilmington area and we're offering you a chance to get in on the action!

To win, you must do one of the following:

1.  Like and Share our post on Facebook!  We love our Facebook fans and as always, thank YOU for flying ILM!  

2.  Follow and re-tweet our tweet on Twitter!  Our Twitter followers are important too, so thank YOU for flying ILM!

The contest ends on Friday, August 23rd and winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter and notified.  

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ILM gets upgraded TSA security software

Date: 6/5/2012

Passengers at the Wilmington International Airport will notice a few changes as they head through security.

To read the complete article, click here.

 

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Airport passengers take full-body scans in stride

Date: 6/4/2012

Makeover puts gift shop, food service within security area ...

Passengers arriving at Wilmington International Airport on Monday morning didn't mind using the airport's new full-body scanner.

To read the complete article, click here.

 

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ILM to get full-body scanners

Date: 2/3/2012

By the summer, the Wilmington International Airport should have advanced imaging technology full-body scanners.

The machines have drawn widespread scrutiny as they have been rolled out at airports nationwide. Many passengers complained the scanners would violate their privacy, and the American Civil Liberties Union called the technology a "virtual strip search."

At ILM, though, the advanced imaging technology will include new software that shows a generic outline of a person's body, said Airport Director Jon Rosborough. He likened the new images to the stick figure outlines on the outside of a bathroom door.

To read the complete article, click here.

 

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US Airways finishes adding first-class seating to small jets

Date: 1/10/2012

US Airways announced recently the addition of first-class seating to their fleet of small regional jets.  For complete article, click here.

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Delta to take over ILM to NY flights this summer

Date: 12/25/2011

Wilmington International Airport's nonstop flights to New York City's LaGuardia Airport are no longer in jeopardy, confirmed airport director Jon Rosborough . . .   For complete article, click here.

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TSA helpline caters to fliers' medical needs

Date: 12/23/2011

The Transportation Security Administration has launched its "TSA Cares" helpline.  The agency says the toll-free number is designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions before they head to the airport.  Passengers can call the number (1-855-787-2227) prior to traveling to ask questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at security checkpoints.  For the complete article, click here.

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Shoe Shine Service Now Available

Date: 9/14/2011

Anthony Nixon talks about his shoe-shine business . . .

When Anthony Nixon dresses for work in the morning, he pays special attention to his shoes.

They have to be pristine and immaculately shined and buffed – so slick they almost look wet. And perhaps most importantly, they have to be dressy.

"If I wear sneakers," Nixon said, "I'm not going to have a good day."

As the owner of Nix-On Shine, the recently-opened shoe-shine business by the passenger boarding area at the Wilmington International Airport, Nixon, 46, knows a thing or two about podiatric presentation.

To read complete Star News article, click here.

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Nonstop flights from ILM to Washington DC begin this spring

Date: 3/10/2011

Nonstop flights from ILM to Washington DC begin this spring.

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NOTICE TO SURFERS . . .

Date: 2/3/2011

If you plan to take your surfboard on your next trip from ILM, you should be aware of the following:

ASA Delta does not accept surfboards as checked baggage on any flight out of ILM.

US Airways accepts surfboards only on certain flights.  So when booking travel with US Airways, let them know you will be checking a surfboard.

Allegiant Air accepts surfboards as checked baggage on all Allegiant flights from ILM.

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Wilmington Int'l sets passenger record in 2010

Date: 1/13/2011

Now it’s official.

Spurred on by its busiest December ever despite some wintry weather along the East Coast playing havoc on flight schedules, the Wilmington International Airport flew past the old mark and set a new passenger record for 2010.

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Airport gives thanks after record-setting Thanksgiving

Date: 12/6/2010

 

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Wilmington Int’l Airport sets another passenger record

Date: 11/10/2010

Airport has record month! 

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Airport registers record month

Date: 10/10/2010

 

 

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Wilmington Airport Featured in American Executive Magazine

Date: 10/1/2010

Flying High

Focusing on customer service and upgrading facilities has this airport ready to fly high, according to John Rosborough.

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News about Portable Electronics In Flight

 
News about portable electronics in flight 
 
 We're excited to announce that you can now use your portable electronic devices under 10,000 feet. That means smaller, handheld approved devices can be used in ‘airplane mode' during all phases of flight – from taxi to takeoff to landing.
 
To celebrate, we'll have a special edition of #SpotUS and you can win an iPad mini and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the details.
 
A few things to note about this new change: •Smaller devices can be used on flights within the 50 United States
•Larger devices, like full-size laptops, must be turned off and stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing
•Headsets should be used for any audible portable device
•This update only pertains to mainline flights, but we’re working to implement this policy on our Express carriers as soon as possible
 Phone calls are still limited and can be made prior to departure, while the aircraft is parked at the gate, after landing while taxiing to the gate or as advised by the flight crew.
 
 
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