Wilmington International Airport’s (ILM) US Customs and Border Protection Facility Hosts Global Entry Interview Event
The US Customs and Border Protection has scheduled a Global Entry interview event at ILM’s International Terminal. Interview slots are available by appointment the week of June 12th. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
Why You Should Join
- No processing lines
- No paperwork
- Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries
- Available at major U.S. airports
- Reduced wait times
- TSA Pre✓® Eligibility
Interesting in applying? Please take the following action:
- Go to the website https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes to register for a GOES enrollment user ID and password. (Tip: You may need to cut and past the link into your browser.)
- Once you have your GOES ID and Password, you can go back to the same website and enroll for Global Entry. You will need your passport number and expiration date to do this process. Also you will have to pay the $100 enrollment fee in this step.
- Check back to the website and see if your application was approved. (Tip: It can take 2-3 weeks.)
- Once approved for an appointment, then select a Wilmington NC as the interview location.
- You will get email notices from the GOES system confirming your appointment.
Learn More About How to Apply for Global Entry
New Cafe Opens its Doors; Located at ILM’s Business Park
Scratch on 23rd makes high quality great tasting food at prices that everyone can afford. They offer fast & fresh gourmet breakfast and lunch. Serving up coffee drinks, smoothies, salads, breakfast and lunch sandwiches. View their menu to see all that they offer. Check out photos from their opening.
Located at the ILM Business Park, across from the VA Medical Center
1724 Gardner Dr, Suite 160
Hours: M-F 6a-2p
Passenger Count Highest Since 2010
The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) served 817,896 passengers in 2016; setting a new record. When compared to 2015, passenger enplanements were up 6.6% (25,365) and deplanements were up 5.9% (22,722) year over year. The prior record for total passengers served was back in 2010, when ILM served 799,710 passengers.
Revenue Passengers Served*:
*Revenue Passengers include those that purchased a ticket. Additional non-revenue passengers, not included in these figures, may include those that are utilizing a frequent flyer ticket or a ticket through an airline’s flight benefit.
The most recent economic impact study, conducted by the NC Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, indicated ILM had a $1.6 Billion impact on the region. With the increase in passengers in 2016, ILM anticipates the next report by the NCDOT Division of Aviation will show Wilmington International Airport’s economic impact on the region now exceeds $1.6 Billion.
The Wilmington International Airport serves southeastern North Carolina with commercial air service on both Delta and American Airlines. Airlines evaluate each community on passenger and revenue statistics and utilize this information when evaluating the need for larger airplanes or additional flights. Leading into 2016, “American and Delta Airlines recognized the strong market in the greater Wilmington area and they added larger aircraft with more seats to carry additional passengers to and from ILM.” stated Julie Wilsey, Airport Director. “The increased seat capacity was timely; aligning well with statistics that show the tri-county area is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and local tourism is at an all-time high.”
“ILM thanks our airline partners, American and Delta, as well as all the employees who are instrumental in our accomplishment. We also acknowledge the travelers in our community who use the local airport and thank them for their loyal support. We look forward to another great year in 2017!” stated New Hanover County Airport Authority Chairman Thomas Wolfe. With the population of the tri-county area projected to increase through 2040, and positive economic indicators, the outlook continues to look strong for air travel through ILM.
Stop by the Wilmington International Airport & Enjoy Tuba Christmas Carols
UNCW’s Department of Music announces Cape Fear Tuba Christmas Carols. The performance will be Sunday December 4th 3pm-4pm. This is the first year the event will be held at the Wilmington International Airport. Stop by and enjoy holiday music by nearly 20 musicians- including members of the Port City Tuba Quartet and the Cape Fear Tuba Ensemble. The performance will feature traditional Christmas carols arranged for tuba-euphonium ensemble. Adding to the concert is a mayoral proclamation announcing Tuba Christmas Carols day, delivered by Mayor Saffo. ‘Tis the season TUBA jolly!
What: Cape Fear Tuba Christmas Carols
When: Sunday Dec 4th 3pm-4pm
Where: *Free concert held in the Wilmington International Airport lobby. General parking rates apply.